Air Quality

Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

Why Your Air Filter Isn’t Working

We already know the importance of air filters and how clean ones cut utility bills, increase performance, and improve indoor air quality. You are checking your air filter every 30 days, right? But just because you have a central HVAC system and an air filter doesn’t mean it’s working properly. From cheap filters and improper

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4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds? VOCs and Your Health

What Are VOCs?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon-containing organic chemicals that get released into the air and can cause a variety of adverse health effects. VOC concentrations are almost always higher indoors due to their presence in many household products combined with poor ventilation. These common household products all release harmful VOCs into the air while you

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Types of Humidifiers Available to You

Types of Humidifiers Available to You

Controlling the humidity level in your home is crucial for protecting your possessions and maintaining indoor comfort. Ideally, indoor humidity levels should fall between 30% and 60%. We find that the most comfortable indoor humidity is around 45%. While high humidity can cause property damage and health problems, so too can low humidity. If you

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5 Ways to Prevent Springtime Allergens and Pollutants

5 Ways to Prevent Springtime Allergens & Pollutants

.Spring brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and an abundance of life wherever you look. Unfortunately, springtime allergens and pollutants often make an appearance, ruining all the fun. Allergens are antigens (molecules that induce an immune response in the host), which kick in when the body detects a foreign invader. Allergens find their way into the home

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Suffering from Spring Allergies? 15 Asthma & Allergy Prevention Tips

Suffering from Spring Allergies? Tips for Allergy Awareness Month

For asthma and allergy sufferers, spring can be downright miserable—and possibly deadly. Ten people die a day from asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 25 million Americans have asthma and around 50 million suffer from nasal allergies. Allergens and other irritants trigger asthma symptoms. It’s no wonder that May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

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Green Cleaning Tips for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Cleaning Tips for St. Patrick’s Day

Not everyone wants to go out dressed as a leprechaun to chug green beer at the local pub this St. Patrick’s Day. Some of us will want to take a more low key, but still very green approach. This St. Patrick’s Day will still be dedicated to green — green cleaning, that is. All of the

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