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Category Archives: Air Quality

Do you feel like you’re living in a desert due to dry indoor air?

When the temperature outside falls and your furnace runs more, your home humidity level can drop as low as 10 percent, making you feel like you relocated to a desert! People generally are most comfortable when the relative humidity is approximately 40 percent. We need humidity for our comfort and health and too little humidity […]

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Don’t Suffer Allergies in Silence!

This time of year can be awful for those who are suffering from allergies.  Ragweed starts around mid-August and then runs into the other fall allergies, molds and dust mites.  I see the results of this suffering in several good friends and many family members who have the misfortune of having the watery, itchy eyes, […]

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Are Air Filters Important?

Want proof those HVAC air filters in your home are working? Just replace them! When done correctly at the proper times, you’ll likely see all sorts of gunk trapped in the filter fibers. For every dirty filter you replace, you are breathing in fewer airborne allergens like dust, mold, dander, pollen, and bacteria. Air filters […]

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Breathe Better & Happier

Peee-yew! We may not know where that term comes from, but we sure know when to use it. Stinky air is always annoying, and there are times that it can be a sign of something unhealthy in your home. Did you know that the air you breathe inside is often more polluted than the stuff […]

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Common Basement Problems

Basements are integral to homes, yet many homeowners fail to take the proper maintenance measures for keeping these rooms in good condition. Whether your basement is finished or not, you owe it to yourself to protect the space. Remember, a home is only as strong as its foundation! Three things come to mind when thinking […]

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How to Remove and Prevent Household Mold

A clean house is certainly a happy house. But things may not be as clean as they seem. Something nasty might be lurking between walls, behind paint and under floors. We’re talking about household mold and mildew, and these resilient organisms can do more than damage your home. They can make you and your family […]

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Aaaaachooo!

Is that a sound you hear a lot this time of year? August means allergies for many Americans and according to the American Lung Association, the air inside your home can be as much as FIVE times worse than the air outside. In fact, unclean air in your home can lead to a build-up of […]

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