Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category
20 Pollen Tips to Help Reduce Spring Allergies
As clouds of pollen continue to descend on our area, these 20 pollen tips will help you survive a beautiful spring season with less of the accompanying allergy symptoms: 1. Save outside activities for after a rainfall when the pollen will be cleared from the air. Avoid dry, windy days when pollen swirls most. 2. […]
Radon 101: What is Radon and is Your Home Safe?
Did you know radon, an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? Additionally, between 1990-2019, almost 30% of homes and buildings in Gwinnett tested positive for elevated rates of radon. Radon can become trapped in a house whether it is new, old, has a basement, crawlspace or slab. […]
Why Your Air Conditioner May Be Causing Your Sore Throat
Indoor air quality and your overall comfort can be improved with the help of air conditioning units. However, when not maintained regularly, these can cause sore throats and other respiratory problems. If your air conditioner is giving you a sore throat, here are the possible reasons: Your Air Conditioning Unit Is Dirty Sore throats are […]
15 Pollen Tips to Help Prevent Spring Allergies
Keep these 15 pollen tips in mind as you try to reduce spring allergy symptoms: 1. Download a free app like the WebMD Allergy to monitor allergy and pollen levels. You’ll get convenient notifications for high levels of pollen from trees, grass, ragweed and more. 2. Although you might be tempted to open your doors […]
The State of HVAC and How it Affects You
With 2020 thankfully behind us, here’s what we see ahead for 2021 concerning your comfort and air quality systems. Knowing you rely on us as your HVAC provider, we want to share important information of what we see as upcoming challenges. 1) Possible Equipment Shortages COVID has had an ongoing impact on manufacturing, and we […]
National Radon Action Month: How to Test Your Home
Did you know radon, an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? Additionally, between 1990-2019, almost 30% of homes and buildings in Gwinnett tested positive for elevated rates of radon. The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month, and we want to […]
What’s the Best Way to Control Humidity in My Home?
When it’s muggy outside, it’s muggy inside. And excess humidity can make you miserable. Plus, daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and showering can add as much as 25 pounds of moisture to your home. You can literally see, feel and smell it: Indoor condensation appears on windows, mirrors and cold drinks Your house becomes a […]
How Can You Combat Airborne Viruses like the Coronavirus in Your Home?
Due to the spread of Coronavirus and respiratory infections, there is an increased conversation surrounding the topics of health and safety, especially indoor air quality and the promotion of Healthy Air. Many of us are looking for ways to minimize our risk. Particulate Size of the Coronavirus According to the United States National Library of Medicine […]
7 Top Pollen Tips for Better Breathing & Indoor Air Quality
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 35 million Americans are sensitive to pollen. With clouds of yellow pollen blowing all over our community in Gwinnett County, here are 7 top tips to help you reduce your pollen exposure and keep it out of your home! Tip #1: A good quality welcome mat will help keep […]
Grade Your Home’s Efficiency with a Free Home Energy Audit
Do you know your home’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to energy efficiency? Have there been nagging comfort issues like hot or cold rooms, dry skin and nose bleeds, or astronomical energy bills? Now you can grade your home’s performance with a Home Energy Efficiency Audit performed by one of our friendly BPI certified analysts. […]