12 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality During the Summer

June 6, 2023

Indoor air quality is important during the summer months, especially if you are looking for some relief from the heat. While you may be tempted to use harsh cleaners or air fresheners to improve how your house smells, doing so may have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. If you worry about the indoor air quality in your home, there are several things you can do to make sure it stays healthy all summer long. 1. Keep Your Home Clean Cleaning your house is an important step toward having better indoor air quality during

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How Can HVAC Spring Cleaning Improve Indoor Air Quality?

April 4, 2023

In Seattle, like many large cities, it is common to see dirt and dust in the air outdoors. Occasionally, there might even be air quality warnings or updates. While there is little that you can do to change the quality of the air outdoors, there are several steps you can take to improve the quality of the air inside your home. You might be surprised to learn that the air quality inside of your home can be worse than the air quality outdoors. Since most people spend upwards of 80% of their life indoors, poor air quality

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How Winter Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems

December 20, 2022

How Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Indoor Air Quality Winter weather can be the perfect excuse to enjoy time with friends or family indoors, but it can also affect the air quality in your home. It can lead to everything from damaged furniture to serious health issues, which is why it’s important to understand how colder temperatures outside can alter air quality inside, even when you have every window shut and crevice sealed. To protect yourself and your home, here’s a quick overview of how this happens and what to look out for. Lower Humidity

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Air Purifiers vs. Dehumidifiers: What’s the Difference?

February 16, 2022

Fresh, clean air is important for your comfort at home. When it comes to air quality, air purifiers and dehumidifiers are popular choices, and homeowners either get one or both. Both provide protection against allergens, but they work on the air in different ways and reduce different kinds of pollutants. Factors in Indoor Air Quality Before learning about the differences between air purifiers and dehumidifiers, it’s necessary to know about what affects indoor air quality levels: Dust and dust mites Bacteria and viruses Pollen Pet dander VOCs

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 19, 2021

Light exists in various forms. It consists of components known as photons that vibrate. The speed of photon vibration determines the distance from one light wave to the next (wavelength). The faster the photon vibration the shorter the wavelength, and the slower the vibration the longer the wavelength. The wavelength of visible light, for instance, ranges from 400 to 700 nanometers while that of UV light measures between 100 and 400 nanometers. What Is UV Light? Ultraviolet light is a form of electromagnetic radiation designated between visible light and X-rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. Since it

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 20, 2021

Globally, there are over 4.5 million premature deaths linked to respiratory problems caused by air pollution. It is also reported that the cost incurred through air pollution currently stands at $8 billion a day globally. The air quality in your home may not be as good as you may think. Given that the average American spends 87% of their time indoors, the importance of clean indoor air cannot be overemphasized. Many factors can contribute to low-quality indoor air, including low-quality building materials, outdoor pollution, and harmful emissions from some home appliances. Diseases like Asthma, lung disease, and

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 22, 2021

When you think about air pollution, your thoughts probably go to smog, ozone and other outdoor air pollutants. Most people are shocked to learn that the air in their homes is typically two to five times more polluted than the air in their backyards. If the quality of your Seattle, WA, home’s air concerns you, you may wonder what you can do about it. Someone may have told you that houseplants are a good way to cleanse the indoor air. Before you drive to the nursery and stock up on a trunk full of plants for your home, it’s important

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Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

December 8, 2020

You have every reason to worry about the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) in your home as it displaces oxygen in your body and leads to poisoning. Every year, more than 430 Americans die of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the incomplete combustion of fuels. The good news is that it’s possible to avoid CO poisoning by maintaining the fuel-burning appliances, improving the ventilation, and installing a carbon monoxide detector. Therefore, knowing what you can do to avoid CO poisoning is extremely vital. Signs of a Carbon Monoxide Leak Carbon monoxide

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality

September 23, 2020

Living in a large metropolitan area like Seattle, WA, means that you probably pay attention to air quality alerts when you hear about them through the local weather forecast. The outdoor air quality may be unhealthy for many reasons, such as from wildfires, smog, and more. Just like there is outdoor air quality, there is also indoor air quality. Most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, and many of those hours are spent at home. A typical home’s indoor air quality is two to five times worse than the outdoor air. This article will help you learn more

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Are UV Air Purifiers Worth It?

April 10, 2020

The air quality inside your home is going to have a huge impact on your family members’ comfort as well as their respiratory health. While keeping your house clean is a great start, airborne contaminants can still make their way into the ducts, and that is one of the reasons why many homeowners are investing in UV air purifiers. These devices are very easy to install, and they could have a huge impact on the air quality inside your home. Understanding Indoor Air Quality Many people are surprised to hear just how much of an

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