IAQ

Spring Cleaning Guide to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Spring has sprung and today is World Health Day 2021. In light of these two events, Service Champions is offering this Spring Cleaning Guide to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) and your overall health and well-being. IAQ refers to the quality and health of the air inside your indoor spaces. It is related to

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The Solution to Springtime Allergies

The Solution to Springtime Allergies - Service Champions

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,

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Remove Your Shoes Before Entering a Home to Prevent Dirt and Disease

Remove Your Shoes Before Entering a Home to Prevent Dirt and Disease - Service Champions

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

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What Is a Micron and How Does It Relate to Air Quality?

What Is a Micron and How Does It Relate to Air Quality? - Service Champions

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

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How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

In addition to professional source control, there are many things you can do as a homeowner to reduce the sources of air pollution in the home: Look at product ingredients before you buy them, especially cleaners, adhesives, air fresheners, varnish, paint, new carpet, flooring, solvents, and anything that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Look for

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips - Service Champions

Winter makes indoor air quality much more apparent due to the increased time spend indoors and reduced ventilation from closed windows and improved air sealing and insulation. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions, which is why it’s important to have ventilation and other systems in place to refresh your air and improve indoor air

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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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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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Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

When was the last time you changed your air filter? When it comes to home comfort, it’s often the little things that make a huge difference. Change your air filter every month during heavy use months, and at least every 3 months during off-peak times. By changing your filter on a monthly basis (or as

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