Bathroom Ventilation Needs for Summer

Is opening a window adequate bathroom ventilation in summer? Warm water vapor produced by bathing and showering condenses on bathroom surfaces, creating a chronically damp environment that supports mold and mildew growth, as well as bacterial contamination. In addition, bathroom moisture … [Read more...]

How Your IAQ Changes in Summer

How is the air in your home different in summer than during other seasons? You may not know it, but you're likely to be dealing with an elevated level of indoor air pollutants in summer, particularly when you keep your house closed up with your air conditioner on. Here's how you can improve your … [Read more...]

Things to Know About VOCs

Your home is host to some pretty potent airborne pollutants, including dust, mold, pet dander, pollen and dust mites -- all of which compromise your indoor air quality and can damage your health. But some of the most insidious of airborne particulates derive from so-called volatile organic … [Read more...]

Indoor Plants and IAQ: Finding a Balance

In an urban area like Indianapolis, it's worth making the effort to bring more natural greenery and fresh air into your life. With the right indoor plants, you can accomplish both. Indoor Plants for Cleaner Air Harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene are … [Read more...]

Air Filtration or Cleaning? What’s the Difference?

The terms air filtration and air cleaning are often used interchangeably by people not in the know, but they aren't quite the same thing. Whether you're bothered by the Indianapolis area's high pollen levels or just concerned about your air quality, understanding how filtration and cleaning differ … [Read more...]

Cold and Flu Season: How it Affects Your HVAC

Cold and flu season is just around the corner. That means you will want to do everything you can to prevent getting sick. Here are a few ways to do so: Get your flu shot. Avoid contact with sick people. Wash your hands frequently. Don't touching your mucous membranes, where the flu virus … [Read more...]

Painting Safety: Effects on Air Quality

The results of a fresh paint job might be enjoyable, but the work itself can pose a danger to your health if you're not careful about your indoor air quality. Understanding paint's effects on air quality will help you protect yourself. Know What's Lurking in Your Paint Paint fumes don't just smell … [Read more...]

Remodeling: Bathroom Ventilation

Bathroom renovations offer the homeowner an opportunity not only to create a more aesthetically pleasant environment, but also to boost the value of the home significantly. One upgrade that helps achieve both goals is adding exhaust ventilation. If your current bathroom lacks ventilation, or has … [Read more...]

Factors Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home can have a big impact on your health if certain pollutants and other irritants are present. It’s important to know the potential sources that can affect your indoor air quality, so you can make sure that you and your family are breathing air that’s as clean and healthy as … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Buildup in Your Humidifier

If you’re dealing with dry air in your Indianapolis home, then chances are you’re using a humidifier to combat the problem. Whether you’re using a small, portable humidifier or relying on a whole-house humidifier, it’s important to prevent mineral buildup that could prevent your humidifier from … [Read more...]