Category: Indoor Air Quality

How to Maintain Clean Indoor Air »

In a rush to conserve energy in the ’70s, builders, architects, and designers built tighter homes with better windows and doors, thicker insulation, and took extra steps to seal out any potential drafts. While the energy savings were impressive, so was the build-up of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) inside these and other airtight homes built […]

New Carpeting Can Make You Sick. Find Out What You Can Do About it. »

“New” can be a wonderful scent. A new car with leather interior, a fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture, even newborn babies. In fact, ESPECIALLY newborn babies, most of us would probably agree. Then again, some new household odors aren’t early as inviting. Take the smell of new carpets and carpet padding, for example. […]

How to Add Humidity to Your Home »

If you’re counting the days to spring, chances are it’s more than a desire for warmer outdoor temperatures that’s motivating you. More daylight, more time spent outdoors, the re-leafing of the landscape, one step closer to summer – what’s not to like about spring?! Then again, human beings are motivated by more than just what […]

The 5 Top Summer Allergens in Washington & Vincennes, IN »

If you suffer from allergies, the spring and fall months can be hard to bear. But for many, summertime is no walk in the park, either. You see, along with fun in the sun, the summer months also bring many allergy triggers that can cause respiratory issues, itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, and even skin […]

How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in Dubois & Orange Counties, IN »

No matter how spotless you keep your home, no matter how often you dust, sweep, and vacuum, you will never be able to completely get rid of dust mites. These microscopic creatures inhabit every home on every continent, except Antarctica. They especially love warm, humid places with an ideal temperature of 70 degrees F or […]

Duct Sealing & Repair Services in Jasper & Dubois »

The heating and cooling ducts throughout your home are responsible for distributing conditioned air evenly from room to room. Your HVAC unit may be working just fine, but ductwork that is improperly connected or sealed will result in a significant amount of air loss. Unfortunately, this problem is more common than you might think. Approximately […]

More Humidity Can Help Lower Your Jasper Heating Costs »

If you’re tired of getting zapped all over your home from static electricity, there are some pretty simply ways to avoid. But let’s start with the best solution of all:  a whole-house humidity control system.  Here’s how it can help you and your family: A whole-house system provides more humidity in the winter when your […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety & Detection in Jasper »

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels in enclosed, unventilated spaces.  .  It’s a tasteless, odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas when inhaled that poses a very real threat to resident of Jasper and throughout Southern Indiana. For starters, you should never start your car or lawn mower with the garage door closed.  […]