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How AC Maintenance Reduces Allergens

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For those of us with allergies, many seemingly common things found in our homes can be a nuisance, a problem, or a real peril. Dust mites, pet dander, and mold are often found in homes, and when spring arrives, they will be joined by pollen to spell out disaster for people whose immune systems are overly sensitive to them. An AC system can help spread these unwanted particles around your home, but it can also help you get rid of Read more

10 Tips for Hosting Out-of-Town Guests

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10 Tips for Hosting Out-of-Town Guests

When hosting friends or relatives from out of town, adding small touches to show you care can make all the difference. Here are some quick and easy steps to help your guests feel relaxed and comfortable over the holidays. 1. Provide easy-to-access toiletries such as soaps and lotions. Using a DIY soap making recipe can add a great personalized, environmentally-safe touch. 2. Place a refreshment/gift basket on their nightstand to help them settle in. 3. Supply plenty of blankets and Read more

How to Boost IAQ Before Your Holiday Party

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How to Boost IAQ Before Your Holiday Party

Shopping, cooking, baking and decorating are just a few areas you’ve focused on preparing your home for the holidays. But have you considered sprucing up your home’s indoor air quality? A clean and fresh indoor environment will not only help your home smell nice, it will also help guests and family breathe easier. Here are some easy ways to boost your home’s IAQ. Scent Your Home Naturally Candles and scented air fresheners may smell nice, but they often mask odors Read more

What are VOCs?

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What Are VOCs

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are carbon-based chemicals that evaporate at room temperature. These chemical substances are used in various applications. While some can cause noxious fumes, others are odorless and colorless. Various household products emit VOCs in a process known as off gassing. Harmful Health Effects High quantities of VOCs can pose potential health risks, especially among individuals with respiratory illnesses like allergies, asthma or compromised immune systems. Excessive exposure to VOCs can cause irritation to your eyes, nose Read more

Top 3 Most Common Florida Allergens

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Top 3 Most Common Florida Allergens

Millions of people suffer from allergies and their side effects, which include sneezing, runny nose, coughing, itchy eyes, congestion and sore throat. Unfortunately, Florida’s warm climate allows a variety of allergens to grow throughout the year. Most HVAC filtration systems can trap allergens that make it inside; however, filters cannot eradicate irritants from the air. Listed below are the top three most common florida allergens and preventive measures homeowners can take. 1. Mold Mold is not just something nasty that Read more

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Insufficient ventilation, excess humidity, and faulty temperature control can not only cause discomfort, but health issues too. That’s why improving indoor air quality (IAQ) should be a priority for all homeowners. Fortunately, preventing poor IAQ is easy when you maintain your HVAC system on a regular basis. Not sure where to start? Learn more about IAQ and how you can improve the quality of the air in your home below. Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality Inadequate indoor air quality Read more

How You Can Boost Your Home’s IAQ This Fall

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How You Can Boost Your Home's IAQ This Fall

You might not realize it, but your home’s IAQ (indoor air quality) could be affecting your family’s health and comfort. Read ahead to discover four easy ways that you can improve your home’s IAQ during the fall and winter months. 1. Proper Filtration The first thing that homeowners should do is change out all of the air filters in their house. These filters are your first line of defense against outdoor contaminants and probably the most important factor when it Read more