How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Did you know the average home’s air contains two to five times more pollutants than the air outside? The Environmental Protection Agency has listed indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. With pollen and other seasonal allergens on the rise, now is the time to start improving your home’s air quality. 9 […]

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Why Are My Air Conditioner Filters Turning Black

Why Are My AC Filters Turning Black?

You’ve been around the block several times to know that proper maintenance for your air conditioner includes changing the filters frequently. You’ve already discovered the perfect timing to do so. You pride yourself on being so responsible about it. So why, pray tell, are they always black when you switch them? Isn’t the whole point […]

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Guide To Allergy Season Preparation For Your AC

Guide To Allergy Season Preparation For Your AC

Allergy season in Florida can impact the health of residents in many ways, causing minor irritations such as sneezing and watery eyes or serious health concerns such as asthma attacks. Mayo Clinic recommends strategies for minimizing exposure both inside and outside, especially when area pollen counts are particularly high. Although limiting outside activity can help, […]

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How Christmas Trees Affect Indoor Air Quality

How Christmas Trees Affect Indoor Air Quality

If you have ever suffered an asthma attack while decorating a live Christmas tree, you might wonder if that fresh pine smell is to blame. Believe it or not, that sweet, invigorating aroma that signals Christmas cheer can affect indoor air quality. 3 Ways Christmas Trees Affect Indoor Air Quality 1. Cause Asthma Attacks Doctors […]

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8 Cleaning Products that Are Bad for Air Quality

8 Cleaning Products that Are Bad for Air Quality

The majority of people don’t realize that the air quality inside their homes is usually worse than the air quality outdoors. Dirt, mold, toxins, home fragrance and even household cleaners can dirty up the air. Here are eight cleaning products that can compromise the air quality in your house. 1. Spray-on and foaming bathroom cleaners may […]

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5 Indoor Air Issues that Affect Coastal Homes

5 Indoor Air Issues that Affect Coastal Homes

Residents in the Tampa Bay Area have access to an abundance of year-long shoreline activities, but living near the coast presents its own unique set of problems when it comes to the indoor air quality. Here are five issues that can impact your home and the health, safety and comfort of your household. 1. Humidity […]

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5 Things to Know About Legionnaires' Disease

5 Things to Know About Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease has been the cause of illness and some fatalities in a few parts of the US this past summer. While it hasn’t affected Florida residences, it’s still important to be aware of this illness and understand how to prevent it by keeping HVAC systems clean. Although this bacterial infection does not spread from […]

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Back to School: How Indoor Temperatures Affect Kids

Back to School: How Indoor Temperatures Affect Kids

Many factors, aside from studying, influence how well children perform in school. The majority of these influences tend cause distractions, leading to a lack of focus. Temperature is one factor that can drastically influence a child’s performance in school. When a child tries to study in an uncomfortable environment, they will tend to perform poorer […]

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3 DIY Air Fresheners That Won't Harm Your IAQ

3 DIY Air Fresheners That Won’t Harm Your IAQ

How often do you use candles or air fresheners in your home? While these products can give your home a pleasant scent, they could be harming the quality of the air in the process. The quality of the air inside of your home is important for obvious reasons. After all, we spend lots of time […]

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