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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What Variables Make Up Indoor Air Quality?

March 20, 2020

There is more to home comfort than the setting on your thermostat. Here in Greater Seattle, many residents like to leave their windows shut throughout the year. This is to combat the many days of inclement weather. If the quality of your indoor air is poor, however, it can have serious effects on your overall health and well-being. Why Indoor Air Quality Matters When a sunbeam shines through your window, you can see dust particles floating through the air. You may not worry too much about these kinds of impurities. However, it is important to remember

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What Can Be Done to Prevent Mold Buildup in My Home?

January 10, 2020

Made up of tiny, almost invisible spores, mold is difficult to see at first, but it can become a huge problem. If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can damage your personal belongings and make you sick. Fortunately, most types of mold growth are very easy to prevent. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid having mold buildup in your home. Fight Moisture One of the key ingredients for mold growth is moisture, so keeping your home dry can stop mold in its tracks. Pay attention to any leaking pipes or flooded landscapes,

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4 Reasons Salt Lamps Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 24, 2019

Most people don’t give much thought to their indoor air quality. However, air can influence the health of residents while spending time inside each day. Salt lamps are increasing in popularity for their ability to cleanse the air and make it easier to breathe with a natural product that boasts many health benefits. Here are a few of the top reasons salt lamps improve air quality and how they work. 1. Generate Negative Ions Salt lamps are proven to generate beneficial negative ions due to the moisture that evaporates from the salt lamp when

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What is Balanced Ventilation?

September 14, 2019

The climate-control experts at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience in keeping Seattle-area homes comfortable in every season. We have learned that there is more to your indoor climate than keeping the right temperature. You also want air that is fresh, clean and easy to breathe. This is where home ventilation comes into play. Why Ventilation Matters If fresh air from the outside cannot get in, impurities will build up in the inside air. These include the larger dust particles that you can see floating around on a sunny day as well as smaller particles like pollen

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