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Ways to Know if Your Air Purifier is Broken

Many homeowners who are concerned about their indoor air quality choose to acquire an air purifier to control the airborne pollutants that build up over time. This is of particular concern in the extremes of summer and winter, when the house is kept closed up tight to make it more energy efficient. There are a [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:36:44+00:00February 19th, 2019|Air Filters, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Ways to Know if Your Air Purifier is Broken

Healthy Home, Healthy Heart: IAQ and Health

February is American Heart Month, which means experts will be handing out plenty of advice on how to eat and exercise so you can keep your heart in good shape. But there's one area of impact on your heart you may not hear a lot about — how indoor air quality, or IAQ, affects your [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:30:39+00:00February 5th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Healthy Home, Healthy Heart: IAQ and Health

Indoor Air Quality Concerns: Essential Oils

When it's necessary to keep a home closed up for efficient heating and cooling, many homeowners look for ways to combat stale air and odors. Essential oils have been gaining popularity as an option to freshen indoor air, but there are good reasons to be concerned how they affect a home's air quality. How Essential [...]

By |2018-11-28T19:22:42+00:00December 18th, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Indoor Air Quality Concerns: Essential Oils

How Christmas Trees Might Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

There's nothing like the scent of a natural pine, spruce, or fir tree at Christmas. If you always have a real tree, and usually buy one that's pre-cut, it's wise to consider its effect on your home's indoor air quality (IAQ). Allergens, Air Quality and Christmas Trees The trees available in most commercial tree lots [...]

By |2018-11-27T19:24:04+00:00December 11th, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How Christmas Trees Might Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

Don’t Let Indoor Air Quality Suffer This Winter

When the weather gets chilly, you'll be spending more time inside, so you may be understandably concerned about your winter indoor air quality. To ensure that you have a comfortable, healthy home this winter, it's wise to learn why air quality suffers this time of year, and what can be done to improve it. How [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:17:01+00:00November 27th, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Don’t Let Indoor Air Quality Suffer This Winter

How Might Indoor Grilling Affect Your IAQ

Indoor grilling is gaining in popularity as a way to prepare flavorful meals without the hassle of firing up an outdoor BBQ or braving the elements. Before you begin grilling in your Eastern North Carolina home, it's wise to learn about its potential effects on IAQ – your indoor air quality – and the smart [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:44:41+00:00October 8th, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How Might Indoor Grilling Affect Your IAQ

Combat Fall Allergens With Your HVAC

While fall brings beautiful mild weather to Eastern North Carolina, it's also a time of year when allergies can make life miserable. Fall allergies can cause symptoms like sneezing, congestion, throat, nose and eye irritation, a general feeling of fatigue and even asthma attacks. While you can't control common outdoor allergy triggers like ragweed pollen [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:49:59+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Combat Fall Allergens With Your HVAC

Ways Flooding Affects Your Ductwork

Floods not only cause catastrophic damage, but disrupt and isolate households, businesses and communities. The recovery from a flood is a long and difficult one for those afflicted by high water. If your home or business was flooded but it is still habitable, among the first things you should do is find out if your [...]

By |2018-09-24T17:34:58+00:00September 27th, 2018|Ductwork, Home Safety, HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Ways Flooding Affects Your Ductwork

How to Combat Back-to-School Germs with Your HVAC

Schools are well-known as hotbeds of contagious illnesses such as colds and the flu. Once your children head back to school, you'll need to employ various strategies to control the spread of viruses and bacteria at home – like teaching your kids to wash their hands, and sanitizing their backpacks, phones, iPads and other devices [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:49:36+00:00September 6th, 2018|Air Filters, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How to Combat Back-to-School Germs with Your HVAC

Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality Concerns: Candles

The array of scented candles available has never been greater. A few years back candle scents were mostly fruity, floral or spicy; today, as aromatherapy has gained prominence, all sorts of aromas are deemed to have nose appeal, such as amber and smoke or leather and mahogany. While candles lend a comforting touch to our [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:44:28+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Air Filters and Indoor Air Quality Concerns: Candles
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