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HVAC and IAQ Tips for Spring Allergies | Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

HVAC and IAQ Tips for Spring Allergies | Allergy Awareness Month

by vscontent on April 20, 2018

The blooming flowers of spring can be  a nightmare for those who suffer from allergies. Every spring it’s important to take extra care against indoor allergens and pollutants. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the level of healthiness of the air you breathe inside your home. Clean air and clean lungs keep the flare ups at […]

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

by vscontent on March 29, 2018

We’ve written about the importance of ventilation for your home before, but it’s important to know the differences between ventilation systems and why you should consider “balanced ventilation.” Negative Air Pressure Many times, mechanical ventilation systems are exhaust-only, meaning they expel air out of the house but aren’t designed to bring any air in. When […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Winter

Winter Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

by vscontent on January 5, 2018

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is most evident during the winter months. Due to the drier air, our nasal passages dry out and are more susceptible to the airborne contaminants in our home. This results in increased rates of sickness and respiratory problems. The EPA has deemed indoor air quality “among the top environmental problems […]

5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by vscontent 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 […]

How do HVAC UV light systems work?

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

by vscontent 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 vscontent 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 vscontent 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 vscontent 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 […]

air purification options - how to choose the right air purifier

Air Purification Guide | How to Choose the Right Air Purifier

by vscontent 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. […]