Houseplants bring beauty to our homes, while their living presence can even lower blood pressure and anxiety and boost a sense of well-being. But houseplants also have yet another benefit: they can improve your indoor air quality.
No doubt you’re aware of the guidelines for changing air filters: once a month for cheaper, fiberglass filters, and every three months for higher quality filters. It’s a good rule of thumb, but like everything else, there are exceptions to the rule.
Bathrooms can feel like muggy tropical rain forests after you shower, and this can be a bigger issue than many people think. That humid air can affect your home’s comfort and air quality. Here are several reasons why bathroom ventilation should be approached as a necessity instead of just a luxury.
It’s allergy season across the Grand Traverse County area, and that means sneezing, sniffing and watery and itchy eyes for many allergy sufferers. Whether your allergy attacks stem from oak and maple trees, dust and dust mites, your furry friend or all of the above, use these allergy tips to help reduce allergens in your home.
When 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.
When 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.
Is your HVAC system on the fritz and you’re not sure what to do? The repair or replace dilemma is not a pleasant situation to be in. You may be concerned that if you spend money on a repair, there’s no guarantee the system won’t breakdown again. Put your worries aside for a moment and consider the following factors regarding whether to repair or replace.
Taking 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.
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Grand Traverse home can have a negative effect on your comfort and health. Poor IAQ can be traced back to problems with your home’s ductwork. Read on to learn more about some of the common duct issues that affect indoor air quality.
An air conditioner’s evaporator coil condenses gallons of water from the air during the cooling process on a daily basis. Normally this condensation flows straight outdoors through the drain system. On occasion, A/C condensate drain issues can crop up that cause foul odors, mold growth and water damage. Knowing how to deal with three of the most common drain problems can help you avoid health concerns, inconvenience and unnecessary expense.