COVID 19 coronavirus is all that we are hearing about lately. It is all anyone can talk about, it is everywhere you look on the news, online, etc. Many people have been affected by it first hand. Schools are closing, people are working from home, all sporting events are canceled or postponed. Everyone is staying… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Indoor Air Quality
It is that time of year again. It is freezing in the morning, but when you leave the office for lunch, you are sweating. One day you are wearing a sweater and jeans, the next, you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Spring weather is tough to predict. Is it going to come in like… Read more »
Do you toss and turn, struggling to get a good night’s sleep? When looking for solutions, most homeowners in Maryland don’t think about their home’s HVAC system. But your sleeping environment is largely influenced by the heating and cooling system which will ultimately impact your sleep quality. Here are four ways that your home’s HVAC… Read more »
Are you looking to get a headstart in preparing your home for the upcoming hotter months? You are probably already thinking of the spring cleaning you are going to do to your house and how wonderful it will feel once all the dust is gone, you have purged unnecessary items and to finish it off,… Read more »
When it comes to the topic of HVAC, the “V” which stands for ventilation, is often overlooked by homeowners and home builders alike. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize is that improper ventilation can be harmful to both your home and your health. This is especially important when it comes to your home’s bathroom. If… Read more »
MERV is an abbreviation for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Your filters MERV rating tells you, on a scale of 1-16, how effectively your filter traps the small particles you don’t want to circulate through your home such as dust, pollen, mold, and other irritants. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filter will be… Read more »
As temperatures get lower during the colder winter season, humidity levels naturally drop. This is because cold air can’t retain as much moisture as warm air. A comfortable indoor humidity level during winter is around 45 percent. When this dry winter air infiltrates your home, it can cause your indoor humidity levels to drop to… Read more »
Ordinary houseplants are trending. That’s if you put them in the shower. Shower plants are a Pinterest thing. If that’s not your thing, houseplants anywhere in your house will do. They increase your whole home comfort for less by improving your indoor air quality.
The budding trees are a welcome sign of spring. That is unless you are one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. While you can’t control the air outside, you can control the air quality indoors.
UPDATED 4/4/2018 It sure looks pretty when snow coats the ground during the winter. We need that beautiful scenery because there are many unpleasant effects of that cold, dry air outside. It increases allergy symptoms such as dry noses, itchy skin, and sore throats. It also contributes to respiratory problems like asthma. A whole-house humidifier… Read more »