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IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Helpful Tips for Controlling Pollutants

Helpful Tips for Controlling PollutantsIndoor pollutants can be a major source of discomfort for everyone in your home. They can trigger allergies, produce unpleasant odors, and cause irritate eyes, noses, and throats. Here are some useful ways to control pollutants in your home and make your indoor air fresher, cleaner, and more pleasant to breathe.

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Choosing Between Air Filtration and Air Cleaning

Choosing Between Air Filtration and Air CleaningWhen you think about indoor air quality (IAQ) problems, you may be reminded of household dust, germs and allergens, and how these contaminants impact the health of people in your home. Even if no one in your home suffers from respiratory ailments, such as allergies or asthma, you may still be aware of how good air filtration helps your HVAC system run better and saves you energy.

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Stay Comfortable with a Humidifier in Your Home

Stay Comfortable with a Humidifier in Your HomeWhen temperatures drop during the winter months, many people choose to spend more time indoors. Thanks to modern furnaces and effective insulation, most homes are warm enough to be comfortable regardless of outdoor temperatures. Unfortunately, the equipment that prevents homes from being cold in the wintertime is to blame for drying out the circulating indoor air.

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Bathroom Ventilation Tips for Your Home

Bathroom Ventilation Tips for Your HomeA long, hot shower or bath should be a source of relaxation – not stress. Unfortunately, homes that aren’t equipped with proper bathroom ventilation systems can create serious issues that lead to expensive repairs and even reduced indoor air quality. The good news is that it’s easy to correct problems like these when you know how to select and install a bathroom exhaust fan. This post will provide some useful tips for doing so.

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Find Out How to Spot an Indoor Humidity Problem

Find Out How to Spot an Indoor Humidity ProblemAn indoor humidity problem manifests some pretty obvious signs. The home smells dank and musty, while a clammy, uncomfortable feeling pervades the air. Condensation drips down windows, and puddles may be obvious in cabinets, on floors or around the HVAC system. Water stains appear on the walls and the ceiling.

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Tricks to Keep Heat Gain in Your Traverse City Home at Bay

Tricks to Keep Heat Gain in Your Traverse City Home at BayThe flow of heat energy into a home is known as heat gain. This occurs when warmer outdoor air infiltrates the home via leaks in walls, doors and ceilings. Heat from the sun’s rays can also radiate in through any glass on the home’s exterior. Learning ways to limit heat gain can boost comfort and reduce your cooling costs.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Different Areas of Your Home

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Different Areas of Your HomeTaking steps toward improving indoor air quality (IAQ) could make an immediate difference in the health of your home’s occupants. Since you breathe whatever is in the air repeatedly, taking steps to clean the air of gases and particulates result in short- and long-term benefits.

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Recommendations for Reducing Humidity in Your Home

Recommendations for Reducing Humidity in Your HomeHere on the shores of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, the summer humidity can have a noticeable effect on your health and home comfort. There are many ways of reducing humidity in your home, and understanding where humidity comes from is a good first step in deciding which strategy will work best.

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7 Simple Steps Remove Dust and Improve Indoor Air Quality

7 Simple Steps Remove Dust and Improve Indoor Air QualityUnfortunately for Grand Traverse County residents, the breeze off the bay just isn’t enough to improve indoor air quality. If you want to get rid of the dust and contaminants in your home’s air, you’ll need to take some action.

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Enjoy a Healthier Home with Efficient Air Cleaners

Enjoy a Healthier Home with Efficient Air CleanersDespite scrupulous cleaning, the typical home is usually a haven for indoor pollutants. Everything from dust mites to mold can abound without the homeowner even knowing. However, by modifying cleaning practices and making the most of effective ventilation, air cleaners and dehumidifiers, you can enjoy a more healthful home.

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