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Category: Indoor Air Quality

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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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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Hot and Cold Spots

There are many things that can make a home feel uncomfortable; hot and cold spots are the most common. Answer these few questions; if the answer is “yes” then you have a problem! Is there a room that you need to adjust the thermostat for (lower or higher) for the room to be comfortable? Is […]

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