indoor air quality

Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring

Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring - Service Champions

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

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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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Do You Make This Mistake When Dusting Your Home?

Do You Make This Mistake When Dusting Your Home? - Service Champions

Spring cleaning is here. And that means it’s time to start dusting those neglected areas of the home. But in the excitement for a clean, fresh home, you may be doubling your dusting time. How? Many homeowners make the mistake of dusting first and then vacuuming their home. Here’s why that’s a bad idea and what

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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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Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

“Out of sight, out of mind.” That’s how it is with ductwork. Since people rarely see the inside of their air ducts, they don’t think about what could possibly be lurking inside. How dirty can they get? They’re sealed, aren’t they? You can get a basic idea of the cleanliness of your ductwork by opening

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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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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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