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How Air Conditioning is Used as a Marketing Tool

The smell of freshly baked cookies as you walk by Mrs. Fields. The deliciously doughy scent coming from Auntie Anne’s. The irresistible aroma of Cinnabon. One minute, you’re walking through one of Austin’s many malls – not hungry – the next, you’re holding a giant cinnamon roll. Sound familiar? These are examples of scent marketing […]

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Why Scented Candles Stink for Air Quality

A romantic, candle-lit evening at home is a relaxing alternative to braving the Valentine’s Day restaurant crowds in Austin. But before you start lovingly selecting candles for the occasion, consider the fact that they may leave you and your date sitting in a cloud of toxic pollutants. We’re not in the dating business, but we […]

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Grow More Fresh Air with Houseplants

In our recent series, we covered our three-pronged approach to improving indoor air quality. (In case you missed it, this includes a combination of proper ventilation, filtration and use of a PHI generator.) But there is a fourth prong, and it has nothing to do with air conditioning. It consists entirely of things that you […]

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How to ah-choose! the right filter

Last time we talked about indoor air quality, we discussed using PHI generators to kill mold and other microbials polluting the air in our homes. However, if we stop there, we are left with dead particulates that can continue to contribute to allergy symptoms – as can a host of other particulates in our indoor […]

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7 Signs It’s Time to Break up with Your AC

No longer comfortable in the relationship? Becoming too comfortable in a relationship can be a problem – but not when it comes to your relationship with your air conditioner. Your home is supposed to be your haven from the outside – including the outside temperatures. For years, your HVAC system helped make it one while […]

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Mold is in the Air: How to Kick it (and other Microbial Air Pollutants) Out of Your House

If it’s alive, kill it. If it’s dead, trap it. That’s a rule of thumb for improving indoor air quality. When it comes to molds and other microbials, which are living organisms, we must both kill and trap them. In nature, hydroperoxides kill pollutants through two attack modes: They either break them down through a […]

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