Do You Need a Humidifier or a Dehumidifier in Winter?

October 6, 2021

The moisture content in your house can damage furnishings, the furnace, and parts of your property. Generally speaking, humidity is the measure of how much water vapor is in the air. Depending on the conditions in your home, you may need a humidifier or dehumidifier to restore comfort in your home. In this article, we explore the applications of both systems for different seasons. How Humidity Impacts Indoor Comfort The ideal relative humidity range for your home is said to be between 30% and 60%. Levels above 50% can create conditions suitable for microbial growth.

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The Indoor Air Quality Challenges of Autumn

September 20, 2021

The indoor air quality in our homes is a serious concern that the EPA warns is one of the greatest health risks facing modern Americans. Each season brings with it its own set of IAQ challenges. Autumn is an interesting time of year in Nevada because there is a lot of variation depending on where you live. It can feel like an extended summer at times, but it also brings unpredictability along with more allergies and the cold and flu season. In this spirit, let us consider how the fall season may affect your indoor air quality and some of

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 12, 2021

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been used historically to disinfect the air, water, and surfaces. UV light indoor air quality products employ this concept to destroy airborne microbes and improve the general air quality in homes. Types of Ultraviolet Light Ultraviolet light is a form of light that cannot be seen or felt. It has shorter wavelengths compared to visible light at 100 to 400 nanometers. Ultraviolet light comes in three forms: UV-A light – this range includes black lights with wavelengths of 315 to 400 nanometers. UV-B light – this range

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How to Monitor Your Indoor Air Quality

December 1, 2020

Air quality refers to the degree to which air is clean and free of pollutants. Good indoor air quality is an indication that your home is safe and healthy for all occupants. Conversely, low indoor air quality is on top of the list among the causes of sick building syndrome. High levels of toxins and pollutants lead to symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, throat irritations, and nausea. Importance of Monitoring Air Quality It’s essential to monitor your indoor air quality before you take the right measures to protect yourself. Air quality monitors

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How To Keep The Air In Your Home Allergen-Free

July 10, 2020

There are pollutants, dust particles, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other allergens floating around in the air you breathe both indoors and outdoors. While you’re outside, your exposure to them is inevitable. For those who experience seasonal allergies or are prone to respiratory issues, the symptoms may feel as though they are inescapable. Although, particulate matter seems to be less of a trigger in open spaces. When you enter and remain in an enclosed space like your home, you are encouraged to be mindful. This is when allergens and particulates can become hazardous to your health.

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