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Homeowner Help: Improving Your Air Quality Post-Renovation

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The winter season is upon us and it’s likely that most renovations or new home construction projects are either finished or nearly completed. However, home construction, whether from minor repairs or big home improvement projects, produce a variety of airborne contaminants that impact your home’s indoor air quality, even after a project is done. Indoor air pollutants like chemicals, construction dust, and other particles can hang out in your home for weeks after a renovation and can cause both short and long term health effects if not addressed properly.

The air inside your home can become stale during colder months from the lack of ventilation and proper air circulation, making it harder to maintain good air quality. As people spend more time indoors, air pollution can build up and cause more harm than good to a person’s health. If you’ve recently had renovations done to your home, keep reading to find out how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality for better health, comfort, and peace of mind this holiday season.

Air Ducts

Construction dust and other airborne particulates leftover from a renovation project drastically increases the air pollution inside a home and can cause a myriad of health related side-effects. Demolition of old drywall, concrete, vinyl flooring, and more, could contain asbestos, one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution in older home renovations. Many people unknowingly release microscopic asbestos fibers into the air during home improvement or maintenance projects and run the risk of inhaling the fibers and developing asbestos-related diseases. To help stop the spread of airborne debris, ensure that the air ducts are cleaned. Your home’s air ducts are an important part of keeping the air flowing throughout your home. So, when construction dust and debris accumulates, it contaminates your whole home. Eliminate the dust and get your ducts cleaned by an indoor air quality technician to help keep your home healthy and hygienic.

Air Purifier

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are another common byproduct post renovation and come from varnishes, paints, and other building products and materials. Both short term and long-term exposure to VOCs can cause health effects ranging from eye, nose, and throat irritation to liver and kidney disease. To reduce indoor air contaminants consider using either a portable air purifier or an air purification system on your HVAC unit to remove common biological pollutants like pet dander and mold, and to combat the harsh odors VOCs produce. Having a home air purifier is a great way to maintain control over your home’s air quality. Plus, there are several options you can choose from, so you can have cleaner, healthier air post-renovation.

Filter Replacement

It is always a good idea to change your air filter regularly. However, you should change it sooner if you’ve had renovations done, otherwise you’ll continue to contaminate your home with airborne particulate matter and construction debris. With our HVAC filter replacement program, we can provide you with new filters delivered to your doorstep every 90 days. With 6 different filter sizes to choose from, you can rest easy knowing that you're keeping your HVAC system efficient and improving your indoor air quality.

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5 Tips for a Healthy 2021

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With the dawn of a new year upon us, we’re sharing a few tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout 2021 and beyond.

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Easy Ways to Treat Seasonal Allergies

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After a long, dark winter, many look forward to the warmer weather that spring promises. Unfortunately, the arrival of spring also means the arrival of seasonal allergies. Millions of Americans suffer from allergy symptoms caused by seasonal factors. The most common environmental factors that affect spring allergies include:

  • Dust
  • Tree and grass pollen
  • Mold

If you or a loved one suffer from seasonal allergies, poor indoor air quality can aggravate symptoms. So how can you release the hold seasonal allergies have on your life?

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Five Tips for Properly Disposing of an Old Air Filter

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Your home air filter is perhaps one of the most important parts of your HVAC system. So many of the issues that could cause your system to slow down or stop working entirely can be attributed, at least partially, to an old or clogged up air filter, so regularly changing your filter is an important part of home maintenance. However, once you change your air filter, your old furnace air filter may release dirt and debris back into the air in your home, which could lessen your indoor air quality.

This brings up a question that many people want to know the answer to: how should you properly dispose of an old air filter? Air filters have the benefit of being disposable in your regular trash, but what can you do to prevent all of the airborne debris trapped in the filter from escaping again as soon as you move it? Here are a few disposal tips you can follow.

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Four Ways to Keep Your Indoor Air Healthy During Wildfire Season

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Wildfires are devastating for the environment in so many ways. In addition to burning natural vegetation, wildfires also release a ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further exacerbating greenhouse gas issues for our environment. Likewise, they also greatly reduce our air quality, making the simple act of breathing difficult for just about anyone, and particularly unsafe for those who suffer from respiratory issues. What that means is it’s important to take refuge inside, where air quality can be under control. But how can you keep your indoor air quality at a high level when the air quality outside is so poor?

This blog has the answer for you. Check out these four tips for keeping your indoor air quality healthier during wildfire season so that you can breathe easier in your home while the air outside is full harmful impurities.

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