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5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by Daniel Estevao on July 14, 2017

Whenever remodeling the home, it’s important to consider indoor air quality, ventilation, and other common indoor air problems. Some of the most common places to remodel are: Basement Attic Bathrooms Kitchen When remodeling these areas, it’s important to anticipate and prepare for mold, moisture, and ventilation problems. Here are 5 things you want to do before […]

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How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

by Daniel Estevao on June 30, 2017

Each new season brings with it a new set of challenges. Summer is synonymous with allergies and related health problems associated with bioaerosols (airborne contaminants composed of living organisms), dust, and other particles floating around the air. If you want to maintain your indoor air quality this spring, one of the best ways to protect […]

How to Prevent Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Exposure

by Daniel Estevao on June 16, 2017

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in everything from household cleaning products to plywood and other building materials. They are carbon-containing compounds that are emitted as gases from a variety of products and building materials. According to the EPA, levels of VOCs are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Buildings with poor indoor […]

Unromantic Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

“Unromantic” Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

by Daniel Estevao on February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just days away and you’re left scrambling to find a way to express your love and affection. Will a card do? What about a card, flowers, or chocolate? Unfortunately, while little tokens of your love are certainly appreciated, the real gift you have to give is your time and thoughtfulness. Last Valentine’s Day, […]

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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by Daniel Estevao on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]

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Air Purification Guide | How to Choose the Right Air Purifier

by Daniel Estevao on August 19, 2016

Indoor air quality is a serious concern which affects us all. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer with indoor allergies, respiratory attacks, and other symptoms of poor indoor air quality. Although regular dusting and mopping helps, there are a variety of air filtration and air purification options that can clean, freshen, and purify your indoor air. […]

The Importance of Replacing Your AC Filter

by Daniel Estevao on March 4, 2016

How often do you change the filter on your air conditioner? Was it changed during your last scheduled maintenance? Did you replace it yourself? If you can’t answer the question, then it is probably past time to replace it. During the cooling season (summer – or whenever your AC is running consistently), it’s important to […]

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10 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (and Wellbeing)

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2016

Following these indoor air quality (IAQ) tips won’t necessarily stop your allergies or sickness, but they will certainly help. To improve the health and comfort in your home, there are three main strategies for improving indoor air quality: Source Control Improved Ventilation Air cleaners Unfortunately, the solutions mentioned in the above articles by the Environmental Protection Association […]

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Choosing the Right Air Filter | Filtration Options & Types

by Daniel Estevao on January 30, 2016

As with most everything, there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing and purchasing furnace filters. Although most people simply look at their existing filter and replace it with the same, it’s a much better idea to look at your filtration options and choose the best one for your system’s health and […]

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Energy-Saving Tips for the Holidays

by Daniel Estevao on December 24, 2015

Some of the best Christmas gifts are of the practical nature – like smoke and CO detectors, air cleaners, surge protectors, and fire extinguishers. This holiday season, whether you are thinking of yourself or somebody else, consider giving the gift of lower energy bills! 4 Energy-Saving Tips for the Holidays Amidst all the holiday bustle, […]