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The Benefits of HVAC

HVAC benefits

HVAC benefits are something most of us take for granted. After all, nearly all homes in this country have some form of heating and more than 80% of American homes are air conditioned (that figure’s even higher here in San Antonio). Advancements in heating and cooling technology have given us control over our indoor environment…

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Salt Lamps: How They Really Perform When it Comes to Air Purification

Salt Lamps: How They Really Perform When it Comes to Air Purification

Salt lamps have gained popularity across the U.S. in the past few years. They’re not only seen as stylish home design elements, but they’re also promoted as air purification tools that can alleviate respiratory conditions, improve mood and provide a more restful sleep. Understanding what salt lamps are and how they perform as air purifiers…

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Rainfall and Indoor Air Quality: How They Relate

Rainfall and Indoor Air Quality: How They Relate

San Antonio doesn’t get a huge amount of rain compared to other areas, but it can still be a major force in our lives. In addition to wet streets and cancelled baseball games, rainfall can have a significant impact on your indoor air quality. Here’s how, and what you can do about it. IAQ and…

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Reduce Spring Allergies in Your Home

Reduce Spring Allergies in Your Home

Allergy sufferers hardly get a break these days, as it seems there’s an outbreak of moderate to high levels of pollen every few weeks. In our region, different species of juniper (also known as cedar) and different species of dock (a common weed also known as sorrel) are currently giving off varying levels of pollen,…

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How to Improve Your IAQ with These Dusting Techniques

How to Improve Your IAQ with These Dusting Techniques

Your indoor air quality is important to your family’s health. While most homes have higher levels of pollutants than is found outdoors, there are a number of things you can do to improve matters and lower airborne particulate levels. You can start by controlling dust at the source with certain dusting techniques and tricks. Controlling…

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Should Your Garage Be Climate Controlled?

If you find yourself putting off working in the garage because the temperatures are uncomfortable, it might be time to think about climate control for that space. Throughout the winter, the temperatures are more likely to be too cold to use the garage in the evenings for projects and are definitely times in the summer…

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Valentine’s Day IAQ Concerns

Valentine's Day IAQ Concerns

While it might be a stretch to claim that Valentine’s Day indoor air quality issues are any worse than those for any other holiday, this traditional gift-giving day can help us focus on some IAQ issues that may affect your home anytime. Let’s look at some of the IAQ concerns that may arise during the…

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How Air Fresheners Affect Your IAQ

How Air Fresheners Affect Your IAQ

Watch any TV and you’ll see advertisers show air freshener effects as entirely beneficial with pleasing scents suggesting clean air wafting through the home. In reality, the air is very different, especially with prolonged use of air fresheners. Nearly all of these products pose serious health hazards because of the chemicals they contain. Aerosol, wick,…

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How to Counter Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns

How to Counter Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns

In Texas, it seems as if we have to endure one seasonal allergy after another, and fall is no exception. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to experience those allergies even when we’re indoors, as pollen can waft inside when we open the door, or be carried inside on clothing or on pets. Too bad, because fall…

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How to Protect Your Home from Dust Mites

How to Protect Your Home from Dust Mites

Dust mites are the most common cause of indoor airborne allergies and they’re prevalent in almost all homes. Instead of using chemical controls, the best dust mite protection comes from indoor climate and environmental controls along with cleaning. When you need to lower the dust mite population, consider: Using your HVAC system. Filtration and humidity…

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