How to Choose the Right Size Attic Fan for Your Home

July 17, 2024

Maintaining a comfortable temperature, decreasing condensation and increasing roof longevity are all possible with an attic fan of the right size. But there isn’t a magic formula for choosing the perfect fan size. To achieve peak performance, you need to give serious thought to a number of aspects. Assessing Attic Size and Volume Taking precise measurements of your attic’s dimensions and volume is the initial step in choosing the right attic fan. To begin determining the square footage of your attic, measure its length and width. To find the volume, you must next measure the height

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The Role of Air Cleaners in Combatting Air Pollution in Illinois

June 11, 2024

Indoor air pollution continues to be a top environmental health risk for Illinois residents. Many spend 90% of their time indoors where concentration levels are even higher than outside. Pollution from outside making its way indoors is certainly one concern, and there are many indoor pollution sources as well. Let’s explore how people in this area use air cleaners to combat pollution in the home. Portable vs. Whole-House Air Cleaners Most experts agree that whole-home air cleaners are the superior option. They do cost more initially but provide better value in the long term. This is

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What Are the Benefits of Home Humidifiers?

May 20, 2024

We all want our homes to be as comfortable and healthy as possible, and home humidifiers are one of the best things you can add to your home to maximize comfort and health levels. From alleviating dry skin and irritated sinuses to preserving the integrity of your wooden furniture, the advantages of maintaining an optimal indoor humidity level are extensive. Whether you’re seeking relief from seasonal allergies or looking to safeguard your wooden floors from damage, understanding the importance of humidity control is essential. Respiratory Health Respiratory health is essential for overall well-being, as it directly

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What Are Whole-House Air Filters and How Do They Work?

November 16, 2023

Many people do not realize their homes are teaming with pollution. Houses can be up to five times as polluted as the outdoors, according to warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency. Homes today are built with tighter construction, leading to less air circulation and trapped pollutants that can wreak havoc on your health. Thankfully, there are whole-house air filters that can clean your indoor air and protect your family’s health. What Are Whole -House Air Filters? Whole-house air filters work in conjunction with your HVAC system. They trap pollen, allergens, dust, chemicals, and more, effectively cleaning

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Humidity Issues and Solutions Year-After-Year

October 23, 2023

As the seasons change and the temperature fluctuates, humidity can be a constant issue for homeowners. Maintaining the right level of humidity in your home is crucial for both your comfort and health. Too much or too little humidity can cause a host of problems, from dry skin and allergies to mold growth and damage to your furniture. That’s why it’s important to understand how humidity works, how to measure it, and what steps you can take to ensure your home has the proper humidity level year after year. Understanding Humidity Humidity is simply the

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Should You Have a Humidifier in Your Baby’s Room?

September 18, 2023

As a parent, each decision you make about your baby’s room or nursery is significant. Many parents discover that indoor air quality is an important topic while researching. Rooms with dry air can make children more susceptible to ailments such as dry skin, viruses, or stuffy noses. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), using a humidifier within the home can help alleviate negative symptoms in babies and children. But what details are essential to know before setting up this device? What is a Humidifier? A humidifier is an appliance designed to increase the

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6 Ways Poor Ventilation Can Affect Your Health and Safety

March 15, 2023

High-quality indoor air in your home is important for your family’s comfort and general well-being. Poor air quality in your home can be hazardous to your health and those that live with you. Different factors affect indoor air quality, like poor ventilation or extremely low or high humidity. An HVAC system that doesn’t provide proper ventilation can negatively affect your indoor air. Pollutants such as dust, chemical-based cleaning supplies, pesticides or pet dander can cause poor indoor air quality. Achieving optimal ventilation must be a priority for any indoor space. Let’s take a look at

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What Are the Key Differences Between MERV and HEPA Filters?

November 20, 2022

When it comes to protecting your HVAC system and improving your indoor air quality, filters play a very important role. HVAC air filters prevent airborne contaminants from building up inside your heating and air system and spreading throughout your home. If you have recently shopped for filters, you know that there many options available on the market. Two of the most popular types of HVAC filters are MERV and HEPA filters. But what is the difference between these two types? MERV Filters MERV is an acronym for “minimum efficiency reporting value.” It’s a scale that’s

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How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 4, 2021

While mold can grow both indoors and outdoors, it poses a higher health risk indoors, given that indoor air pollution is already five times higher compared to outdoors. One of the biggest problems with mold is that it’s not always visible, and even if it is, you may not know exactly where in the house it is. Even worse, mold spores tend to fly around in the air, and they can be dangerous to your health. The best thing is to eliminate the source. But first, you need to test your air quality for mold to determine if you do

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The iWave Air Purifier Could Lower Your Risk of COVID-19

December 19, 2020

A new virus, named SARS covariant-2, was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. By March 13, 2020, the virus and the disease it causes was so widespread that it was declared to be a pandemic. As COVID-19 cases surge around the United States, including the Arlington Heights, IL, area, you might be wondering what you can do in order to protect the health of yourself and your family as you shelter in place at home. One helpful solution to consider is the iWave air purifier. Recent studies have shown that improving ventilation and air purification lowers the risk of

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