IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Improving Indoor Air Quality: A Room-by-Room Approach

By | August 13th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you’d really like to significantly improve indoor air quality in your home, it’s important to take a room-by-room approach since some issues are specific to certain areas. Meanwhile, a whole-house strategy will address air quality problems that don’t confine themselves to single rooms. […]

Are Duct System Problems and Poor Indoor Air Quality Related?

By | July 28th, 2015|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Energy loss from defective residential ducts gets the most attention from experts, but problem ducts also can lead to another serious issue: unhealthy indoor air quality. Following are some ways that defective ducts can result in poor indoor air quality. […]

Here’s How to Maintain Indoor Air Quality While Remodeling

By | July 21st, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

The turmoil and disruption from tearing out old building material and fixtures during a home remodeling project can let loose hazardous substances into your indoor air. Contaminants such as asbestos and lead paint can be enclosed in wall cavities and above ceilings for many years. Maintaining indoor air quality while remodeling is essential, as potential exposure to materials might trigger or exacerbate allergic reactions or respiratory issues or worse health issues in home occupants or the workers. […]

Indoor Air May Not Be as Clean as You Think

By | June 30th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

A recent survey found that many Americans aren’t aware of the hazards of residential indoor air pollution. This is noteworthy because if folks don’t know their indoor air is dirty, they won’t do anything about it. […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality to Keep Dust Allergies at Bay

By | May 19th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

In order to keep your indoor air clean and allergy free, don’t surrender in the eternal campaign against household dust. With the following dust-fighting strategies, you can win the war against dust, improve indoor air quality and keep dust allergies at bay. […]

Simple Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Home Environment

By | March 26th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Ideally, your home should be a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, there are numerous dangers to your family’s well-being and many of them may be found under your roof. Consider how much time most of us spend indoors at home (50 percent of our lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control). This means that a healthy home environment can therefore provide significant protection from illness and injury. […]

Beware of These Top Indoor Allergy Triggers

By | March 17th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

There’s a popular misconception that allergy sufferers are typically only affected by the air they breathe when they’re outside. However, the truth is that several indoor allergy triggers exist as well. Here are five such triggers you can attempt to alleviate: […]

Can Dust Buildup in the Home Really Harm Your Health?

By | February 12th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Anytime you see dust buildup in your home, you’re looking at a collection of potential biohazards. Dust can contain a number of offensive particles, including dust mites, animal dander, dead skin cells, pollen, food debris and chemical residues. Depending on your health and particular sensitivities, dust can end up harming you more than others.  […]

Easy Ways to Reduce Pet Dander in Your Springdale Home

By | February 5th, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance|

For many people, pets are much more than just animals — they’re full-fledged members of the family. Unfortunately, owning a pet can result in more pet dander, which can be irritating to some household members. This is why it’s important to consider the below techniques to reduce pet dander in your home.  […]

Simple Ways to Control Pet Allergens in Your Springdale Home

By | January 1st, 2015|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Pets can bring a lot of joy to your household, and research has even indicated that having a pet may lower blood pressure. However, many people are allergic to pets. The cause of these allergies is often their dead skin cells, otherwise known as pet dander. Here are just some ways to control pet allergens in your home, so everyone can breathe easier. […]

5 Surprisingly Bacteria-Filled Places in Your Springdale Home

By | December 25th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Regardless of how often you clean your Springdale home, bacteria, germs and viruses are thriving in your indoor environment. These microscopic organisms can cause disease, aggravate allergy symptoms and worsen conditions like asthma. […]

Ways You Can Minimize Toxins in Your Home

By | November 27th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Toxins in the home are a concern for many families as they can have a detrimental affect on health. Therefore, homeowners may wish to look for ways to minimize toxins in their home. Surprisingly, there are some very simple steps you can take to minimize some of the typical toxins in your home. […]

Indoor Air Quality Can Improve With the Reduction of Dust Mites

By | October 30th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you or another household member is suffering from respiratory issues as a result of poor indoor air quality (IAQ), chances are you are allergic to one or more components in common household dust, including dust mites. These tiny arachnids related to spiders and ticks cannot bite but proteins found in their bodies and fecal matter can cause an allergic response in susceptible people. By raising your IAQ and reducing the number of dust mites in your home, the respiratory health of your family is likely to improve. […]

Putting Houseplants in Your Home Keeps the Air Quality High

By | September 30th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Having houseplants in your home gives you more than a touch of the natural world. They also help clean your indoor air and when the weather isn’t conducive to having the windows open, you can rely on some types of plants to pull unhealthy chemicals common in most homes. The polluting culprits are called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and they come from myriad products, including cleaning supplies, furniture, flooring, dry cleaning, cosmetics, paint and many more. […]

Keep Allergies Away This Fall With These Tips

By | September 23rd, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Along with the more comfortable temperatures of fall, the new season also brings an increase in allergies. If you want to keep allergies away, we suggest that you start by following these tips: […]

UV Lights: What Are the Benefits?

By | August 26th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

Indoor air pollution is a real concern for many homeowners, causing allergy flare-ups, mold and mildew build-up and other health concerns. Smoke, animal dander and dust can easily be removed from your home with some cleaning or removing the pollutants. Mold and mildew can be a little trickier. Some homeowners are turning to UV lights to kill harmful bacterial growth. […]

Use Houseplants to Increase Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

By | May 8th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Houseplants are quite simply one of the most functional ways to decorate the home. They can be used to purify the air we breath, and the very sight of them helps us to de-stress. In recent years, science has shown what many people have considered a wive’s tale – or simply an exaggeration – that houseplants can have hugely positive effects on general health by improving air quality.  […]

Seal the Air Leak in Your Home for Maximum Efficiency

By | May 6th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Air leaks are one of the biggest sources of wasted energy in your home. In the seasons with extreme weather, like Summer, you waste energy cooling air that will end up leaking outside. To prevent this from happening, spend some time locating and patching up any leaks in your home. […]

An Air Filtration System for Your Entire Home Helps Eliminate Allergies

By | April 17th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Having a whole-house air filtration system will help you manage problems associated with airborne particulates, particularly those that cause respiratory allergies or asthma. If your home has a forced-air heating or cooling system, it makes sense to use it as a resource for improving indoor air quality.  […]

Keep Your Cool this Summer: Maintain a Steady Home Temperature

By | April 15th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

So just what is the ideal home temperature to establish during the summer months? Should it be 68 or 72 degrees? While everyone seems to have an opinion on this, and of course everyone has their own comfort zone, the ideal home temperature advocated by heating and air conditioning professionals most often is actually somewhere around 74 degrees. […]

Electronic Air Cleaners: A Quick and Easy Way to Clean Your Home’s Air

By | April 10th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Electronic air cleaners are exceptional systems that catch the tiniest particles that pass through your furnace air filter. Read on to learn how these durable, non-restrictive air cleaners can clear the air in your Northwest Arkansas home. […]

Give Your Home an Indoor Air Quality Test

By | April 1st, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Winter will soon be over, and it will be time to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air again. But in the meantime, the air quality of your home has likely suffered. This is a good time to consider doing an indoor air quality test. […]

Germicidal Lights Eliminate Pollutants in Your Home

By | March 27th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

One of the most effective ways to improve the quality of the air in your home is to install germicidal lights. These lights use ultraviolet (UV) light to destroy any harmful micro-organisms in your air that can cause respiratory problems. […]

UV Lights Aren’t Up to Speed Unless You Change the Bulbs Now and Then

By | February 4th, 2014|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

A relatively recent advance in home air filtration technology is ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light systems. Many homeowners are adding UV lights to their filtration systems, in order to eliminate unwanted microorganisms in the indoor air. This improves indoor air quality and health while also protecting HVAC system components. […]

Your Houseplant: Pretty and Practical as an Air Purifier

By | November 26th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Most of us are taught in basic, elementary school science classes that plants take in the carbon dioxide we breathe out and convert it into oxygen that we breathe in through a process called photosynthesis. This is why “talking to your plants” has a beneficial effect on them. Did you know, however, that some household plants can filter a lot more than carbon dioxide from the air in your home or office? Learn more about the so-called houseplant air purifier. […]

Fall Allergies in NW Arkansas: The Right Filter Can Make a Difference

By | November 19th, 2013|Air Filters, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Northwest Arkansas usually begins experiencing cooler temperatures in late September. While you might think that allergy symptoms would begin to dissipate around this time, many people find their fall allergies remind them of spring allergy miseries. For those suffering from these seasonal allergies, relief can be found in using effective air filtration in your home. […]

Test Your Indoor Air Quality for These Pollutants

By | October 22nd, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

While you may not have much control over the quality of the air outdoors, you have a greater say on the indoor air quality of your house. To maximize the purity of the air in your home, it helps to recognize three major pollutants that plague everyday households – radon, mold, and CO (carbon monoxide).  […]

A Ventilation System Is Great for Fresher Air, But Get These Benefits As Well

By | October 17th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|

If your Northwest Arkansas home is newer or tightly sealed, your indoor air quality may be lacking. Particles such as mold and bacteria and gaseous pollutants can cause a range of health problems. A whole-house ventilation system is ideal for keeping your indoor air clean by mechanically replacing stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air.  […]

Electronic Air Cleaner Maintenance Helps Clear the Air in Your Home

By | October 10th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Electronic air cleaners are great at clearing your air of pollutants that can compromise the health of you and your family. Some homeowners, though, don’t understand the importance of electronic air cleaner maintenance. Today, we’ll take a look at the basics of these systems and how to maintain them. […]

Control Moisture in Your Home During Arkansas’ Humid Summers

By | August 1st, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Weather|

High humidity in your home can lead to unwanted consequences including mildew, mold and fungal growth. This is especially the case during our humid Arkansas summers. These growths can trigger or exacerbate allergies, respiratory ailments and other health issues, and can lead to both superficial and structural damage to your home. While it’s not practical to eliminate moisture or moisture-causing activities in your home, you do have ways to reduce indoor humidity. […]

Ventilation Technology That Can Keep You Cooler

By | July 30th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|

Adequate air exchange can alleviate and prevent poor indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in your northwest Arkansas home. Moreover, with the right ventilation technology, you can help lower cooling expenses while enjoying fresh air. […]

Yes, Your Air Cleaner Needs Cleaning: Follow These Steps

By | May 21st, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you have an electronic air cleaner in your home, you’re probably enjoying clean indoor air with less dust, pollen, pet dander and various micro-organisms that are found in the indoor air of many homes. However, it’s important to maintain your air cleaner by cleaning it periodically. This will help prolong the life of your unit and ensure that it continues to do its important job of cleaning your indoor air efficiently. […]

Boost the Indoor Air Quality in Your NW Arkansas Home With These Upgrades

By | May 14th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Spring is finally here, and you know what that means. Allergies. The high levels of allergens in the air this time of year can make your life miserable, and various micro-organisms in the air, such as mold spores, dust mites and bacteria, can actually make you sick. In general, the the air in your home is much more polluted than the air outside. How can you improve the air quality in your Arkansas home and breathe easier? Here are a few methods. […]

Choosing An Air Cleaner? Review Available Options

By | April 2nd, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, the air in your northwest Arkansas home may be part of the problem. According to the federal EPA, indoor air contains particles such as pollen, mold, animal dander, dust mite skins and other allergens. Though replacing your furnace’s air filter when it’s dirty will help improve the quality of your home’s air, many homeowners opt for additional air cleaning technology. […]

UV Lights Plus Your HVAC System Equals An Rx For Mold, Mildew And Bacteria

By | February 14th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

Mold, mildew and bacteria are three things you don’t want floating around in your indoor air. Yet your HVAC system can easily harbor these and other airborne organic pollutants, many of which can trigger indoor allergies and respiratory problems, including asthma attacks. Keeping your HVAC unit free of these pollutants with the help of UV lights not only maintains the overall efficiency of your system; it helps keep your home healthy and comfortable. […]

Choosing An Air Purification System? Look For These 4 Factors

By | January 8th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you suffer from allergies, you might be surprised to find out that the air inside your home could be the cause. To combat it, consider an air purification system. There are four major factors to take into account when you’re looking for a new air purification system: permanent particle removal, long-term efficiency, ultra-fine particle filtration, and gas and chemical filtration. […]

When Cold And Flu Season Rolls Around, UV Lights Ramp Up Your Protection

By | December 6th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

UV lights help keep your family healthy and well during cold and flu season. They significantly decrease the amount of mold, bacteria, allergens, and viruses in your air, as long as the lights are installed correctly. […]

UV Lights: Helping You Stay Healthy In Your Air-Conditioned Home

By | July 3rd, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

If you are looking for additional ways to improve the health inside your home, ultraviolet (UV) lights may be the right answer for you. UV lights work by targeting contaminants in your ductwork system and breaking down the components of each cell. When the particle breaks down, it is unable to reproduce. […]

Concerned About Your Indoor Air Quality? Ten Ways To Clean It Up

By | June 21st, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Spring is here, and that means so is the pollen and other allergens that may be causing serious allergies for you or your loved ones. You likely know that outdoor air can exacerbate allergy symptoms, but you also need to be aware of what’s floating around inside your home. In fact, your home’s indoor air quality often can be worse than that outside. […]

Mold Prevention Strategies That Really Work

By | March 27th, 2012|Air ducts, Filtration, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Ventilation|

Mold causes a lot of problems for Arkansas homeowners, but there are a number of ways you can prevent mold from taking hold in your home. Mold thrives in a moist, stagnant environment, so maintaining air circulation and humidity are keys mold prevention: […]

Your New Ventilation System: Keep These 8 Design Factors In Mind

By | February 14th, 2012|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|

Ventilation systems are becoming increasingly more important as homes are built with tighter and tighter exterior shells. Such tight construction is ideal for saving on energy bills, but with hardly any airflow between the interior and exterior, indoor pollution builds up to unhealthy levels. That’s where the ventilation system comes in. […]

MERV Filters: Selecting The One That’s Right For Your System

By | February 7th, 2012|Air ducts, Air Filters, Filtration, Furnaces, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Winter is bearing down hard on northwest Arkansas, which means your furnace is going to get a real workout for several months. One simple way to improve the performance of your furnace – and make your home more comfortable – is installing the right air filter, then changing it regularly. And when it comes to filters, MERV is the word. […]

Garage Emissions Could Be Degrading Your Indoor Air Quality — Here’s How

By | January 31st, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

You probably spend a vast majority of your time indoors, especially now that the weather has turned cold. For this reason, indoor air quality plays a big role on your health and comfort. There are many sources of pollution that can mar the quality of the air you breathe in your home, but one that has recently surfaced is automotive exhaust from vehicles parked in the garage. […]

Cold And Flu Season’s Almost Here — UV Lights Can Help You Fend It Off

By | January 19th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, UV Lights|

Cold and flu season is almost upon us and many homeowners aren’t familiar with a simple installation that can help them fend off these germs within their homes. Ultraviolet (UV) lights are affordable and, more importantly, effective germicidal instruments that can help keep you and your family healthy. […]

Set Your Whole-House Humidification System To Gain Energy Savings This Winter

By | January 3rd, 2012|Energy Savings, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

With a whole-house humidification system, you can dramatically improve the interior comfort of your home while also saving energy and reducing your winter heating bills. Humidification increases indoor air quality and relieves physical problems associated with dry air, such as nosebleeds, itchy skin and irritated throats. A frequently overlooked benefit of whole-house humidification is that it allows you to save money by keeping your comfort level consistent while running your heating system at a lower level. […]

How To Effectively Lower our Home’s Heating Load

By | December 27th, 2011|Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

When your budget is tight and you want to reduce your seasonal heating bills, the first thing you should do is look for ways to effectively reduce your home’s heating load. The “load” is the amount of heating that is required to keep your home at the desired temperature. […]

You Most Likely Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why?

By | December 20th, 2011|Air ducts, Air Filters, Filtration, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance|

When you bought your heating or cooling system, you were most likely told about the importance of changing air filters regularly. It’s popular advice, and it’s also good advice. A filter change is a quick, simple way to keep your furnace running well. […]

Manage Air Leaks, And Stop Energy Loss In Your Home

By | December 6th, 2011|Air ducts, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation|

During the winter, air leaks can cause considerable energy loss in your home — which drives up your heating bills and puts unnecessary wear on your heating system. […]

Keep Your Heat Pump Well-Maintained, And It Will Reward You With Long-Lasting Efficiency

By | November 3rd, 2011|Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

As we transition from cooling season to heating season, it’s time for heat pump maintenance. Call your technician now, before you switch to heating mode, to make sure your heat pump is operating efficiently and to prevent voiding your equipment warranty. […]

Top-Notch Heating Performance Depends On Proper Ductwork Design And Installation

By | October 18th, 2011|Ductwork, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Many homes in northwest Arkansas are losing energy through a home system they can’t even see — ductwork. […]

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