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Deal With Seasonal Allergies Like a Pro This Spring

Mar 29.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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For a lot of people, spring is a great time to be miserable inside and outside due to the increase in seasonal allergies. No one wants to be sneezing or rubbing their eyes all day, especially when the weather is nice and the flowers abound. You have many alternatives if you just invest a bit of time and effort into overcoming common allergy triggers. Use these tips to stop seasonal allergies from compromising your indoor air quality and ruining your day.

Air Quality and Home Energy Tips for the Savvy Mom

Nov 29.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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You’ve probably already heard that the quality of your indoor air has a greater impact on your health than outdoor pollutants, but did you know that, for many Americans, indoor air quality is significantly worse than the air outside—especially during the colder months. When you seal off all the little drafts and leaks in your home to improve energy efficiency during the winter, you’re also trapping in the allergens, too. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to throw open your windows in the cold of winter to mitigate the damage. Just follow these tips to improve your energy efficiency and your indoor air quality, sometimes at the same time.

4 Signs That Your Home Air Filter Is Past Its Prime

Jan 16.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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You would be shocked to learn how much your air filters are doing for you, every single day. They require so little from you in return. By taking just a few minutes every few months to check and replace your air filters, you can keep a cleaner home, improve HVAC output and efficiency and make the indoor air healthier for everyone. These four situations help you to understand the role that your air filters play in your home comfort, and how you can improve it with a very small investment of your time and money.

Your Guide to Translating Your HVAC Specialist's Tech Talk

Jan 16.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Once you start to consider your home’s energy efficiency, particularly as it relates to heating and cooling, you realize that there is a whole world of acronyms out there that may not make a lot of sense. Trying to figure out what they mean often leads into rabbit-holes that rely on even more jargon. With this guide, you will have a better understanding of the ratings and common jargon used to describe Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems, and how they affect your home comfort.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Jan 16.2017

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Fall in the Midwest can be miserable for allergy sufferers — a full season of itching, sneezing, and watery eyes. Winter may bring down the pollen count, but it’s no guarantee of relief. Allergies can still be a problem when you’re cooped up inside during a long Cincinnati winter if your home is full of allergens. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep the sniffles at bay.

3 Fall Indoor Air Quality Tips You Should Know

Sep 29.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Take a deep breath. Does it feel good, or do you have to take a break to cough? You would be surprised how much your home’s air quality can affect your health in little ways like this. Fortunately, there are a number of easy steps you can take to clean up your air and make your home’s systems work better to keep you breathing clear.

Why Air Conditioning Does More than Keeping the Summer Heat at Bay

Aug 2.2016

Author: Brian Arlinghaus

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Summer is full of heat waves that make you long for the coolness of the fall or maybe even a snow day. It’s hot days like these that make us ask, “what did we ever do before air conditioning?”

It turns out that your air conditioner does a lot more for you than just take the edge off the outside temperature. As part of a ventilation system, your HVAC improves your indoor air quality and serves a major purpose protecting the health of you and your family.  But what exactly do you need to know about improving your indoor air quality and how it affects your family’s health and happiness?

Why Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Raises Property Value

Apr 12.2016

Author: Heather Arlinghaus

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When you're looking to make interior improvements in your home, small or large, you might not put much thought into the air around you. After all, it's not something you can see. However, as you and your family breathe in this air regularly, it's worth paying attention to how you can improve the odor, overall feel and health of your family with proper maintenance. While you hear a lot about outdoor pollutants, with indoor air the pollutant levels can actually get two to five times higher. That's no statistic to overlook.

Indoor air quality affects more than the people inside your house, too. It can also contribute to the overall property value of your home. Through a combination of leaning on home service professionals and performing some manageable work yourself, you can keep your home's air as pristine as you like to keep your lawn and maintain the value of your investment. If indoor air quality hasn't been a concern of yours, it's time to think twice before you move on to the next home maintenance item on your list.

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