How Can Candles Affect Your Air Filters?

Having candles burning in your home can create a serene and warm environment, but it could be bad for your health and your air filter. Some kinds of candles cause soot to form, which can negatively affect your air filter and lower your indoor air quality (IAQ)....

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...

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...

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...