Health Effects of PM2.5, What Are They

Health Effects PM2.5

 If you’re concerned about how the air inside your home or workplace affects your health, you may have researched IAQ topics. IAQ stands for indoor air quality and since we spend the majority of our time in buildings, it’s important. Prolonged exposure to indoor pollutants leads to health issues such as asthma and respiratory diseases. […]

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to highlight the causes, symptoms, and treatments for these conditions. While there is no cure, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) seeks to educate Americans on ways to identify symptoms and reduce the triggers that affect millions of Americans. […]

IAQ and Ventilation in Building Management

IAQ and Ventilation for Building Management

Clean air is essential to our health. This is true both indoors and out. It’s true for workers in office buildings, factories, and warehouses. It’s also true for visitors to stores, restaurants, and gyms. Clean air is also important in the home. With the goal of cleaner indoor air in mind, the White House recently […]

Mold Allergy Symptoms And Causes

Mold Allergy At Home

Symptoms of a Mold Allergy Mold allergy or an allergic reaction to various types of mold produce symptoms similar to other upper respiratory allergies. Symptoms range from mild to severe depending on the person. Some people have year-round symptoms, while other people are affected by flare-ups only during certain times of the year. Damp weather […]

What are Air Changes per Hour (ACH) and Why Do They Matter

air changes per hour

We take a lot of things for granted, such as the air we breathe every day. Whether we’re relaxing at home or working onsite in an office building or attending classes at school, we breathe in air that contains pollutants. This could include contaminants such as chemicals but also dust, mold, viruses, and other pathogens. […]

What is MERV?

What is MERV rating?

If you have an HVAC system in your home or business, you probably have a general understanding of how they work. The system moves air both in and out of the building and either cools or warms the interior. The HVAC system contains air filters to trap particles as it draws in air. These particles […]

Where to Put Air Purifier Do’s and Don’ts

Where to put air purifier

Purchasing an air purifier to improve indoor air quality is a good idea. However, not getting the most out of air cleaning technology is a missed opportunity. To get the best results, it’s important to place the device in an optimal spot in your home or office. Doing so results in improvements to efficiency by […]

How to Test for Asbestos

how to test for asbestos

The dangers of asbestos are well documented. Inhaling this material may lead to serious respiratory illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is fire resistant and acts as an electrical insulator  Many countries have banned the use of asbestos, however, the United States is not one of them. […]

Using Essential Oils in Your Air Filter

essential oils air filter

As Americans, we spend roughly 90 percent of our lives inside. It makes sense then to make our time indoors as comfortable as possible, both at work and at home. Having the right temperature setting creates comfort. Likewise, ventilation is an important part of staying well inside, especially for those suffering from allergies. One thing […]

Home Wellness: 7 Tips To Improve Mental Health

Home Wellness

With people confined to their homes for much of the past two years, it’s no wonder many of us get a little stir crazy. As some people return to work as the pandemic gets under control, many have opted to stay home instead. Working from home allows people the freedom to create their own work […]