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How to Paint Indoors Without Sacrificing Your IAQ

Painting is one of the easiest and most cost effective home renovations a homeowner can make. Unfortunately, it can also affect your indoor air quality, or IAQ. To eliminate IAQ concerns during painting, you should consider the following. Choose the Right Paint Not all indoor paints are created equally with regard to IAQ concerns. Water [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:10:27+00:00July 11th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on How to Paint Indoors Without Sacrificing Your IAQ

What’s the Connection Between Your HVAC and IAQ?

HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) go hand-in-hand like summertime and outdoor barbeques or fireworks and the Fourth of July. But how exactly does your home comfort system impact your IAQ, and vice versa? Here's a brief look at how the two work together for your health and comfort. Air Filter Your system's air filter [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:09:23+00:00July 2nd, 2019|HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on What’s the Connection Between Your HVAC and IAQ?

Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week: Improve the Air in Your Own Home

April 29-May 3 is Air Quality Awareness Week! Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this week-long event highlights the issues affecting outdoor air quality. In our area, the primary concerns include ozone, particle and diesel pollution. The EPA also tells us indoor air can be significantly more polluted than most industrialized cities, so taking [...]

By |2019-04-01T21:14:54+00:00April 30th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week: Improve the Air in Your Own Home

Give Your Air Quality a Boost with UV Lights

Healthy indoor air quality relies on both filtration and disinfection. Inert particulate matter such as dust, lint, soot and many others may be continuously airborne inside any home. Efficient filtration, combined with fully functioning HVAC components and ductwork, is critical to minimize these pollutants. However, living microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores and others [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:18:36+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Give Your Air Quality a Boost with UV Lights

Should You Invest in an Office Air Purifier?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us we now spend roughly 90 percent of our time indoors, where the air can be more polluted than the average industrialized city. With employees and tenants spending 40 hours or more per week in your business premises, learning why air quality may be a concern can help you [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:25:08+00:00April 9th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Should You Invest in an Office Air Purifier?

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Rainfall and How It Affects Indoor Air Quality

Parts of Eastern North Carolina have seen their fair share of severe weather, including torrential rains and flooding. Rainfall can certainly put a damper on any outdoor activity, but it can also have an impact on your home’s indoor air quality. Rainfall and Your IAQ Contrary to popular belief, rainfall only has a minor impact [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:12:01+00:00April 4th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on What Every Homeowner Should Know About Rainfall and How It Affects Indoor Air Quality

Healthy Home, Healthy Heart: Improve Your IAQ and Your Health

Spring has finally arrived, which means experts will be handing out plenty of advice on how to eat healthy and exercise in order to get ready for summer! Eating right and exercising are essential steps to improving one's health; however, there's another commonly overlooked factor that you may not have heard much about: how indoor [...]

By |2019-04-03T20:51:58+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Healthy Home, Healthy Heart: Improve Your IAQ and Your Health

Spring Cleaning and Its Impact on Home Comfort and Spring Allergies

A new season is upon us, and with it comes time for spring cleaning! When done properly, spring cleaning can have a huge impact on home comfort. Here are some tips to follow and how your home will benefit. Spring Cleaning Tips Let's start off with a few of our favorite spring cleaning tips: Spring [...]

By |2019-03-05T22:22:20+00:00March 21st, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning and Its Impact on Home Comfort and Spring Allergies

At-Home Gyms May Come With These IAQ Concerns

Many people have been turning to at-home gyms as a way to improve your health with a minimal effect on either their pocketbook or time schedule. Whether you opt for a simple weight set or full-on exercise room, you'll save time by avoiding the gym, and the costs of the equipment will quickly offset any [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:33:45+00:00March 12th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on At-Home Gyms May Come With These IAQ Concerns

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
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