October 4, 2018
If you’ve ever put a lot of work into carving a pumpkin, only to see it shrivel up into a wrinkled mess before you get to set it out for Halloween, you may have realized you haven’t done something right. Take heart, however — there is an art to Jack O’Lantern preservation and it’s not …
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September 20, 2018
It’s not summer without throwing something on the grill. A lot of people bring the grill indoors, barbecuing right in their kitchen. But be careful: indoor grilling can have negative effects on IAQ.
June 21, 2018
The quality of the air you breathe is an important concern at any time of year. But especially in the summer, your indoor air quality can go down significantly, without your even realizing it. What are the factors affecting your summer IAQ, and what can you do to mitigate them?
April 17, 2018
Local news and weather reports broadcast air quality alerts when pollutants build to unhealthy levels outdoors, which helps sensitive groups avoid exposure to bad air. Unfortunately there’s no good way to get such alerts for your home, especially for VOCs (volatile organic compounds) whose side effects may be more serious than polluted outdoor air.
March 20, 2018
Spring allergy season is in full swing. There’s a tissue box affixed to your hand, and every third word is a sneeze. There are allergens and contaminants everywhere — even in your own home! Fortunately, there are things you can do to eliminate them. Here are some ways you can alleviate allergies with your HVAC …
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October 24, 2017
Every few years, most of us will want to freshen up the interiors of our homes with a new coat of paint on the walls. Here’s what we need to know about paint fumes and effects on air quality:
October 19, 2017
Orlando allergy sufferers generally experience their worst problems in spring. In fall, allergies are usually less of an issue, at least when it comes to the allergens encountered outside your home.
August 8, 2017
Did you know that the quality of the air in your home is many times worse than the air outside? A bevy of contaminants can build up, exacerbating allergies, asthma, and other problems. There are a number of potential factors which can contribute to poor air quality.
April 11, 2017
If you suffer from allergies, you probably expect to sniffle, sneeze and cough outdoors during pollen season. But if you find the wretched respiratory issues to be ongoing while you’re relaxing in your airtight home, the problem could be right under your nose. It bears taking a look around and identifying possible allergens in your …
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April 4, 2017
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases or vapors released by solid materials utilized in the construction and furnishings of residences, as well as many common household liquids. Formaldehyde, for example, is the best-known VOC, emitted by both solid and liquid sources.