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How is Dry Indoor Air Hurting You This Winter?

By Admin
November 22, 2016 Category • IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

As November progresses, fall is rapidly transitioning into winter, which means different things for different people - from having to shovel snow out of the driveway to celebrating the holidays with family and friends, everyone experiences the season differently. However, everyone has one thing in common during winter: dry air in their homes. Dry air results from the lower temperatures, which freeze the moisture in the air (precipitating it out as snow, for example) and therefore lead to dryer conditions inside. These conditions are known as winter drought because of the combination of cold weather and low humidity, which is exacerbated indoors when you crank up the heat (which raises the temperature but not the humidity of your home). What many people are unaware of is that dry indoor air can actually be problematic for a number of reasons. To start, dry conditions mean that moisture evaporates from your body more quickly, as the moisture is absorbed into the air to make up for the deficit

3 Easy Tips to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

By Admin
September 22, 2016 Category • IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

Now that the seasons are turning once more, allergies are going to be of great concern to a great many people. There are many ways to assist allergy sufferers; among these, making certain that your HVAC system and the air filters are well maintained and properly cleaned. But how exactly can checking over these critical systems in your home help? And why should you really bother? Those systems cant help that much, can they? For some people, a well-maintained air system in their home could even be the difference between life and death. Some studies done by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) show that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times that of outdoor levels of pollutants. These same studies even suggested that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to the health of the public. Failure to address contaminated indoor air can lead to health risks such as: cough, eye irritation, sneezing, asthma or asthmatic complications, in rarer cases,

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