Recent Air Quality Articles


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Survey Shows Why A Wet Basement Is Bad News And How To Avoid It

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 23, 2017

Whether you rent or own, the verdict comes out the same – living in a home with a wet basement is bad news. A recent consumer survey tallied the costs, in terms of both dollars...


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Honey-Do Chores You Tend to Neglect (But Please Don't!)

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 20, 2016

How many people really love household chores? Let’s face it; they’re called “chores” for a reason. However you might feel about day-to-day housework like cooking...


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The 3 Most Vital Home Improvements to Make this Fall

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 05, 2016

Funny how Labor Day is such a two-sided holiday. Folks tend to celebrate it by engaging in iconic summer activities – a picnic, hike, or visit to their favorite swimming spot....


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Sick Building Syndrome: Causes and Potential Cures

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 10, 2015

Ironically, in many cases, the health problem known as sick building syndrome (SBS) stems from what was originally conceived of as a worthwhile cause -- saving money on fuel to power...


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Breathe Easier with Whole-House Air Purification

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2015

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes may be anywhere from 2-5 times as polluted as the great outdoors. Today's tightly sealed, energy-saving construction...


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Whole House Humidifier: Less HVAC Energy, More Comfort

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 03, 2015

The formula for reducing your use of HVAC sounds very simple in theory: set the thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter. This will help slash your energy bills and save our...


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How to Combat Condensation on Your Windows

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 03, 2015

Oh no! You just installed energy-saving (and expensive!) new windows, and now all of a sudden you see that they’re covered with drops of water. Even worse, this condensation is...


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How Cold Indoor Temperatures Can Harm Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 19, 2014

Baby it's cold inside! When winter comes along, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends indoor temperatures of at least 64 degrees F, and raises that to 70 degrees for households...