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Some Particulates Harm Indoor Air Quality More Than Others

Harmful particulates may be present in your household air, but don’t bother trying to spot them. The airborne particulates that may be afloat inside homes are far too small to be seen with the naked eye. However, the comfort and health impact of these harmful particulates can range from simple irritation to allergic reactions to [...]

By |2020-09-02T00:33:51+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Some Particulates Harm Indoor Air Quality More Than Others

When Designing Your Home’s Rooms, Don’t Forget Airflow

A well-ventilated home is practically a prerequisite for maintaining healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) and home energy efficiency. So, ensuring free airflow to the rooms of your new home when you need it is high on the list for maintaining comfort, health, and energy savings. That's why you should pay close attention to room design [...]

By |2020-07-28T20:52:34+00:00August 13th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on When Designing Your Home’s Rooms, Don’t Forget Airflow

Your IAQ Can Affect Your Health — Learn How

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air quality (IAQ) is a top health concern in this country. In fact, poor IAQ may cause more illnesses and deaths than poor outdoor air quality. Read on to learn how airborne pollutants can affect the IAQ of your home and the health of those in [...]

By |2020-07-28T20:55:27+00:00August 6th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Your IAQ Can Affect Your Health — Learn How

Things That Can Impact Your Home’s Regular IAQ This Summer

Healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) doesn’t happen by accident. Nor can any single solution address all indoor-environment issues. Because today’s energy-efficient homes are constructed with more stringent standards for airtightness in mind, pollutants tend to accumulate to higher levels, and IAQ issues are more impactful. Research and technology now offer a wider range of options [...]

By |2020-06-18T20:25:21+00:00June 19th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Things That Can Impact Your Home’s Regular IAQ This Summer

Learn All About Air Movement and It’s Effects on IAQ

The way air flows in your Eastern North Carolina home affects how comfortable you feel and how healthy the air is. Air movement can affect your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and interior comfort in certain ways. Knowing how air movement can impact your comfort level and IAQ is an important part of maintaining a [...]

By |2020-05-01T15:00:39+00:00May 5th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Learn All About Air Movement and It’s Effects on IAQ

This Season Brings Spring Allergens That Can Affect IAQ

Spring allergens present a seasonal threat to healthy indoor air quality in many homes. Allergic reactions typically originate from two airborne sources: plant pollen and mold spores. Pollen Microscopic pollen grains released by trees in the spring easily infiltrate homes. Indoors, pollen triggers allergic responses when inhaled by susceptible individuals. Because the entire air volume [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:38:55+00:00April 7th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on This Season Brings Spring Allergens That Can Affect IAQ

How to Make the Air in Your Home Healthy for Mom and Baby

Having poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Eastern North Carolina home can put you at risk for health problems. When you or a loved one in your home are expecting, it’s even more important to make sure you have good IAQ. Knowing more about IAQ needed for pregnant women can help ensure that you [...]

By |2020-02-28T01:37:22+00:00March 12th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How to Make the Air in Your Home Healthy for Mom and Baby

Don’t Let Your Home’s Air Quality Get You Down. Learn How to Measure It.

Because every breath counts, knowing a few things about ways to measure air quality in your home can help safeguard yourself, your family, and your guests. Exposure to contaminated indoor air quality can cause physical symptoms from simple annoyance or irritation to allergic reactions to potential chronic illness. DIY air-quality test kits are marketed for [...]

By |2020-01-31T18:07:25+00:00February 25th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Home’s Air Quality Get You Down. Learn How to Measure It.

How Daycare Indoor Air Quality Can Help Prevent the Spread of Illnesses

Children can be particularly susceptible to germs and disease. When there are a large group of childeren together in one room, the opportunity for the spread of infection increases, especially during the cold and flu season. That's why the indoor air quality at day care centers is so important. Good air quality helps to eliminate [...]

By |2019-12-20T18:25:12+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How Daycare Indoor Air Quality Can Help Prevent the Spread of Illnesses

Winter HVAC Tips: The Right Air Filter for You

Since there's a good chance that you'll be using your furnace on a regular basis this winter, it's important that you choose the right type of air filter to keep the air flowing and clean. Here, we're going to briefly discuss the importance of changing your air filter, and then we'll take a look at [...]

By |2019-11-26T01:49:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Winter HVAC Tips: The Right Air Filter for You