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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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Love is in the air, but so is a bunch of other stuff. Why the air inside your home may be more polluted than the air outside

We hear about indoor air quality (IAQ) from many sources, but what does it really mean, and why should we be concerned about it? Indoor air quality is, simply put, the quality (good or bad) of the indoor air we are exposed to on a daily basis. Indoor air includes ALL indoor air: our homes, […]

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Suffering from cedar fever? So is your HVAC system

For those of us who suffer from cedar allergies, living in Central Texas can be a nightmare this time of year. What many of us don’t consider is that our HVAC systems can suffer from cedar (and other pollens) as well. Taking steps to minimize cedar pollen in the home will not only help allergy […]

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