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...]

Air Filter Always Dirty? Here’s Why

During the heart of the cooling or heating season, most HVAC experts recommend checking and changing the filter once a month. If you’ve found that you have a dirty air filter sooner, there are probably good reasons for it. You have pets. Cats and dogs shed fur and dander constantly and what … [Read more...]

Simple Tricks to Remember to Change the Air Filter

Changing the air filter is essential to the smooth operation of your HVAC system. A clean filter offers benefits on so many levels, it's hard to name them all but here are some: Improved air flow Better ability to maintain satisfactory relative humidity from the home Keeps HVAC parts clean … [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...]

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...]

Why You Should Change Your Air Filters Now

Most likely the warm weather won't be around much longer; soon we'll see the seasons transitioning, with cooling breezes and falling leaves. Regardless of the season, however, your HVAC system always requires a filter change. Although you may not run the A/C as much as you run the furnace in our … [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...]