Do you ever find yourself feeling stuffy and fatigued even when you’ve stayed inside for most of the day? The point of your air conditioner is to make your home more comfortable — cooling and protecting your home in the hottest days of spring and summer. If your air conditioner is not well-maintained, however, it
By Jim Blake Remember when your mother said, “A clean house is a healthy house”? She was right. The dust you inhale every day pollutes your lungs and makes you susceptible to illness. It’s even worse if you suffer from allergies. Aside from dusting and mopping the floors, some home updates may be in order.
What kind of air are you breathing in from within your own home? Indoor air quality issues can be difficult to spot. We don’t see the air around us, but it certainly affects the way we feel and the way we go about our daily lives. If your indoor air quality is less than healthy,
If you suffer from seasonal allergies or other allergy/sinus issues due to airborne allergens, likely air filters have been recommended to you at some point. Air filters are designed to clean the air in your home by capturing airborne allergens, toxins, and other pollutants. This is a boon for people with asthma or other respiratory
Stay safe from the wildfires and indoor air quality problems in Northern California this year. It’s hard to avoid the news of wildfires. They’ve broken out all over both Northern and Southern California in the past few months. There have been evacuations, structures and wildlife threatened, and local news stories seem dominated by the wildfires.
Is there a bad smell in your home that seems to get worse when your air conditioner is running? While of course you want to get to the source of the bad smell and eliminate it, you may not realize that a bad smell in your home can also be a sign of serious health
We know cleanliness in our homes is a good thing. We use hand sanitizers, water filtration systems, buy bottled water, and use eco-friendly cleaning products… but do we ever think of the air we breathe within our own walls? We’ve learned to avoid second-hand smoke, the dangers of big-city smog, and factory emissions, yet the
The starts of spring is synonymous with seasonal allergies. Beginning in March, asthma and allergies symptoms flare up, including sneezing, itching, and stuffy noses. In the springtime alone, hay fever — an allergy to pollens, dust mites, molds, or animal hair — affects 30 to 60 million people in the United States. Allergens enter the home by means of household products,
In other countries and cultures, such as Japan, it is required that you take your shoes off at the door and put slippers on before entering the living space. This takes place in many schools and public places as well. You might think this makes perfect sense in a Japanese context since Japanese homes have floor pillows, tatami mats, and futons
If you’ve been shopping around for air filters or air purifiers to improve indoor air quality, you’ve probably read or heard the phrase, “Removes particles as small as (insert number here) microns.” But what does that really mean? What is a micron and why does it matter when it comes to air quality? Is there