Cold and Flu Season: How it Affects Your HVAC

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

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

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

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

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...]

Spring Allergies: Is Your Home At Fault?

Spring Allergies: Is Your Home At Fault?

The elder, birch, elm, and many other trees common in the Indianapolis area make ours among the top 50 worst cities for spring allergies. It's not just the outdoors that can trigger your allergies, though. If your home isn't prepared, it can make your symptoms even worse. Get Smart About … [Read more...]

Volatile Organic Compounds Can Affect IAQ

Volatile Organic Compounds Can Affect IAQ

The average American home is full of airborne particulates that adversely affect our health. These pollutants derive from a variety of sources, ranging from the dirt particles we bring in on our shoes, to plant pollen that drifts in on our clothing, to far more serious pollutants known as volatile … [Read more...]

Controlling Dust All Over Your House and HVAC System

Controlling Dust All Over Your House and HVAC System

Controlling dust in your home can be tough. Sometimes it seems that no sooner do we clean it off our furniture and floors than it's back again. And not only does it make it look as if we're behind in the housework, but it can also compromise our indoor air quality. What's a Little Dust? Although … [Read more...]

Checking Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Checking Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

With temperatures cooling off, homeowners in the Indianapolis area will soon be firing up their furnace or lighting up their fireplace for heat. Before the heating season starts, it’s important to make sure the carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working properly. Dangers of Carbon … [Read more...]

Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important

Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important

Your home's air ducts affect not only the energy efficiency and longevity of your heating and cooling system, but they also affect your health. As tidy as your home may be, your ducts can still develop debris buildup that requires professional removal. The Problem with Dirty Ducts Forgetting to … [Read more...]