IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Heat Recovery Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilation: What’s the Difference?

By |September 17th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

A ventilation system for your house is supposed to serve several purposes. The system should push out stale air, while bringing clean outdoor air into your home. This process can help to neutralize odors in your home and cut down on harmful pollutants in the air. Lowering the overall humidity of the home should also be a goal of an effective ventilation system, but it’s not always achieved. The most popular ventilation systems are the heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and the energy recovery ventilator (ERV). […]

A Strategic Approach to Optimal Indoor Air Quality

By |September 10th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

When temperatures soar, we rely on our air-conditioned home as a place of refuge. But how can we ensure that the air inside is clean, so the home is a healthy place to escape to? You need an effective strategy for optimal indoor air quality.  […]

Cleaning up the Unhealthy Volatile Organic Compounds in Your Phoenix Home

By |August 6th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could be putting your family’s health in danger. VOCs are naturally occurring, carbon-based compounds that evaporate around room temperature and enter the air in your home. VOCs come from a variety of sources including building materials such as composite wood products, vinyl floors and sealing caulks. VOCs can also come from other household items and materials such as cosmetics, mothballs and newspapers.   […]

Your A/C Installation: Ensuring That Your System Actually Achieves That High SEER Rating

By |June 13th, 2013|Air Conditioning, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

There’s more to buying an energy-smart cooling system than meets the eye. Although considering efficiency ratings is essential, it’s also important for homeowners to realize the effect that an A/C installation has on overall performance value. To ensure that you get the most bang for your buck, here’s a look at four things that your HVAC contractor must consider during the installation process. […]

How Does an Electronic Air Cleaner Work? By Charging Particles

By |May 7th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Do you suffer from allergic reactions? If so, an electronic air cleaner could help you a great deal. An electronic air cleaner works in conjunction with your furnace or air conditioner to remove small particles of dirt that may be transported through your system and into your home.  […]

Indoor Air Quality Tips: Because the Arrival of Spring Also Triggers Allergies

By |April 25th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you suffer from spring allergies, you may be dreading the warmer weather, but indoor air quality tips can help. There are several things you can do to vastly improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.  […]

How Air Purifiers Keep You and Your Household Breathing Easy

By |April 11th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Homes are becoming more energy efficient with good insulation, weatherstripping and other methods for allowing less conditioned air to escape. This is great for your energy bill, but it’s actually not as good for your health. The air that’s trapped inside your house is often full of pollutants that can aggravate or cause respiratory conditions. A whole-house air purifier can help take that worry away. […]

Indoor Air Quality Lacking? 3 Areas to Focus Your Attention

By |March 26th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Poor indoor air quality, when left unchecked, can lead to a variety of health-related problems. Symptoms resulting from exposure to indoor air pollution might include fatigue, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and headaches. Homeowners who want to improve their home’s indoor air quality should focus on three basic strategies to eliminate or reduce the problem. […]

Are You Letting That Foul Air From Your Garage Get Into Your Home?

By |February 21st, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Attached garages are a convenience for Central Arizona homeowners, but they can also be a hazard to you and your family’s health. Air from your garage can seep into your house if it’s not properly sealed, resulting in pollutants such as carbon monoxide infiltrating your home and reducing your indoor air quality. […]

Whole-House Humidification: Perhaps Your Best Defense Against the Flu

By |February 19th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Maintaining optimal indoor humidity with whole-house humidification brings many benefits, such as alleviating dry skin, and protects wood furnishings and the home structure. Humidification also provides a line of defense for you and your loved ones against transmission and infection of the flu virus.  […]