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How to Reduce Allergens In Your Home

reducing indoor allergens with indoor air quality products

Spring brings rain, warmer weather, and increased Kleenex usage.

While we’re all fans of consistently warmer weather a lot of us struggle with allergies that flare up during this time of year. Thankfully there are a variety of medicines to alleviate some of the pains and annoyances that come from allergies.

But what else can we do to help keep allergens away, specifically in our homes? Luckily there are a lot of things we can do many of which only require a little bit of time. Read more

No More Excuses! 3 Ways to Avoid Forgetting to Change Your Filter Ever Again

We’ve been talking a lot about air quality since we started this blog and more specifically we’ve mentioned several times the importance of changing your furnace’s filter regularly.

But as we’ve done this a majority of homeowners have said they don’t change their filter regularly. Usually they tell us one of three things;

  • I’m too busy
  • I don’t want to spend the money on a filter
  • I don’t really think it matters if my filter is replaced regularly

We’re going to ignore those of you who think there are not any negative side effects to changing your filter  and focus on those of you with time and money issues (wait, isn’t that most of us).

Here are three quick ways you can help yourself take care of this task. Read more

An Interactive View of Your Home’s Air Quality

Your Home's IAQ

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put a lot of time and research into figuring out how Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) effects our health. With some studies showing people spending well over 60% of their time inside their home, the air quality should be important to all of us, not just the EPA.

As we explored the website, we came across a very interactive and informative program that shows some of the areas, common to most homes, that may be diminishing your home’s IAQ. Instead of reinventing the wheel and because we love finding good information to share with you. Read more

15 House Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

house-plants-improve-indoor-air-qualityGoing outside doesn’t have much appeal when there’s a minus sign in the temperature. And that definitely means opening the windows for fresh air is out of the question. Unfortunately when we stay indoors, especially during the winter, we are often subjecting ourselves to poor air quality.

But there are some things we can do to improve the air quality of our homes. House plants are a great, affordable option to help significantly improve the air quality of your home. Read more