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19 12, 2015

How to make mold go away

By |December 19th, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on How to make mold go away

Vacation home hassle When you go to your second home, an unpleasant guest may be waiting for you. Were talking about mold, usually accompanied by a musty smell that has accumulated while you were away. ‘Believe it or not, mold exists pretty much everywhere,” writes Bob Vila, longtime author and host of television shows about [...]

14 12, 2015

5 smart, simple steps to improve in-door air

By |December 14th, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Comfort|Comments Off on 5 smart, simple steps to improve in-door air

You can take five simple steps to improve the quality of air inside your home and help your heating and cooling system perform better.   Since most of us spend most of our time indoors, it’s critical to cut air pollutants than can irritate eyes and cause headaches and worse.   Greenbuildermedia.com has these five [...]

21 09, 2015

Clean ducts mean clean air

By |September 21st, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Clean ducts mean clean air

Tips on how to fight mold, dirt in system   Dirty ducts might be the problem if your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as you want.   If there’s visible mold or a strong mildew smell, you should check for mold in the air ducts, intake vents, cooling coils and drip pans.   [...]

28 08, 2015

Is Your Air Duct an Animal Cemetery?

By |August 28th, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Is Your Air Duct an Animal Cemetery?

This may be an unpleasant subject, but it’s one our technicians encounter from time to time. People sometimes complain about a strong odor permeating their home. On occasion it’s due to a deceased animal in their ductwork. The first challenge is to determine exactly where the odor is coming from. Ailing rodents, squirrels, birds [...]

7 08, 2015

It’s Not Just a Filter

By |August 7th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on It’s Not Just a Filter

2 08, 2015

The Air Filter Conundrum

By |August 2nd, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert|Comments Off on The Air Filter Conundrum

The Air Filter Conundrum Just when you think you have a filter with high efficiency, it won’t hold much dirt or the resistance to airflow is too high. Conversely, when you get low resistance to airflow, the filter usually will not be very efficient.  (The National Air Filtration Association – Residential Air Filtration)What’s a [...]

13 05, 2015

PROS AND CONS OF APRILAIRE 5000 AIR PURIFIER

By |May 13th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on PROS AND CONS OF APRILAIRE 5000 AIR PURIFIER

One of the top health concerns for any family is indoor air pollutants. Using Aprilaire 5000 air purifier is one way to address the issue of indoor air pollutants. These purifiers work by controlling or eliminating the source of the pollutants. The purifiers are attached to the existing central heating and/or air system and work [...]

12 05, 2015

Even more air purifiers

By |May 12th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Even more air purifiers

To complete the list of air purifiers, here are a few more air purifiers that cover the entire house include. IQAir Health Pro. This air purifier headed our air purifiers top ten list received the highest score in Air-Purifiers-America.com and other reviews. You can filter up to 0.1 micron particle size level and performs very [...]

11 05, 2015

THE LENNOX PUREAIR AIR PURIFIER

By |May 11th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on THE LENNOX PUREAIR AIR PURIFIER

Lennox continues to be one of the leaders in air purification technology. The PureAir air purifier by Lennox is at the forefront of all the technology obtainable for treating the air in your home and providing your family the cleanest indoor air potential. The ability to make sensible choices regarding our health throughout early to middle years will help us to increase our later years of life. [...]

7 05, 2015

HONEYWELL TRUECLEAN ENHANCED AIR CLEANER

By |May 7th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on HONEYWELL TRUECLEAN ENHANCED AIR CLEANER

HONEYWELL TRUECLEAN ENHANCED AIR CLEANER Honeywell TrueCLEAN Enhanced Air Cleaner is purposely designed for use in reciprocating air duct of forced air ventilation, heating and cooling system. TrueCLEAN provides very high filtration performance while destroying captured contaminants, together with viruses, microorganism and mould spores. The Honeywell TrueCLEAN Enhanced Cleaner takes care of the whole air [...]

6 05, 2015

CARRIER INFINITY® SERIES AIR PURIFIER

By |May 6th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on CARRIER INFINITY® SERIES AIR PURIFIER

CARRIER INFINITY® SERIES AIR PURIFIER Most of us spend about 90% of our adult lives indoors. However, it is very sad that the level of indoor pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outside. Household dust is present even in clean homes, and can be composed of bacteria, animal dander, fabric fibers, dust [...]

5 05, 2015

UNDERSTANDING AIR PURIFIERS

By |May 5th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on UNDERSTANDING AIR PURIFIERS

Breathing is something that is vital to life. It is something we all do and need to do constantly to enable us to live. If you are not doing it now then I'm sorry but you cannot continue to read this, as you are dead. This article is not about breathing though; it is about [...]

27 04, 2015

THE PROS AND CONS OF APRILAIRE AIR CLEANERS 2200 AND 2250

By |April 27th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on THE PROS AND CONS OF APRILAIRE AIR CLEANERS 2200 AND 2250

The advent of modern technology has brought about significant changes in how people live their lives. Most of us can attest that it has made daily living easier and more convenient. Common ailments associated with air pollution include allergies, lung cancer, respiratory problems, asthma, and weakened immune systems. The harmful pollutants can affect even the [...]

24 04, 2015

THE PROS AND CONS OF 1 INCH FIBER VS 1 INCH PLEATED AIR FILTERS

By |April 24th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on THE PROS AND CONS OF 1 INCH FIBER VS 1 INCH PLEATED AIR FILTERS

Your home furnace and air conditioning system probably uses furnace filters. Typically, any HVAC system that forces air through ductwork will have a filter between the air return vent in the wall and the furnace. This filter is designed to protect the system and keep dirt and debris out of the mechanics so that it [...]

23 04, 2015

THE ADVANTAGES OF PRACTICAL PLEATS AIR FILTERS

By |April 23rd, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on THE ADVANTAGES OF PRACTICAL PLEATS AIR FILTERS

There are many types of pleated filters which are manufactured every single year. This is mainly because so many people round the globe buy merv quality filters. This is one of the many reasons why they have to be manufactured each year when they are improved. The good thing is that every type of MERV [...]

22 04, 2015

How to Survive Allergy Season

By |April 22nd, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on How to Survive Allergy Season

I was recently reading through a local magazine when I ran into a great, quick article by Christopher McGee, MD.  It was titled "How to Survive Allergy Season"  Here are a few excerpts from it. Spring has arrived and with it comes allergy season.  Everything from grass to tree pollen is in the air.  So [...]

14 04, 2015

What is an AIR FILTER?

By |April 14th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on What is an AIR FILTER?

Your home is one place you would want to go after a hard day's work. There is no better feeling than to just kick back and relax on your favorite couch after a hectic day at work. This great feeling, however, might not be so great if the temperature in your room is not as [...]

23 03, 2015

Pure Air Indoor Air Purification

By |March 23rd, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Pure Air Indoor Air Purification

Breathe easy with the newly renovated 2015 Pure Air Indoor Air Purification line. The completely redesigned Lennox product line features advantages for dealers and homeowners alike, including: Carbon Clean 16 Filter – Enhanced ozone reduction with the Carbon Clean 16 filter Smaller Cabinet – Easier installation at just 8 inches for installation flexibility in space-constrained areas Heightened efficiency – [...]

4 02, 2015

Health, Humidifiers, and Happiness!

By |February 4th, 2015|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Health, Humidifiers, and Happiness!

Health Cold weather signals the onset of colds, bronchial issues, flu, and airborne particles inside your home that will create illness in your family. The symptoms associated with winter illnesses are shared by each disease to a certain degree and are therefore, difficult to isolate. A common cold is most often experienced and frequents the [...]

9 01, 2015

The Solution to a Comfortable Home this Season?

By |January 9th, 2015|Allergy Solutions, Comfort|Comments Off on The Solution to a Comfortable Home this Season?

A Whole-Home Humidifier System! Don’t let the air inside your house get too dry! Skin irritation, difficulty breathing, and static electricity are common problems. If your home is too dry, a humidifier may be the answer. Clues like awakening with a sore throat, dryness in your nose, or even a nosebleed can be signs of [...]

12 12, 2014

Mold Facts to Know About Your Home Ebook

By |December 12th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Mold Facts to Know About Your Home Ebook

The Ebook " Mold Facts to Know About Your Home" is available for download. Topics include: What is mold? Where can Mold be found in homes? What kinds of health problems may be linked to mold?  What are symptoms and signs of mold allergy? How can mold in the household be prevented? Is it necessary to test [...]

11 12, 2014

How should mold be cleaned up and eliminated?

By |December 11th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on How should mold be cleaned up and eliminated?

Mold cleanup procedures are somewhat dependent upon the extent of contamination and the type of surface that has been contaminated. Large areas of mold may require the services of a professional contractor who is skilled in mold cleanup and remediation. Hard surfaces that harbor mold may be scrubbed with detergent and water, and these should [...]

10 12, 2014

Is it necessary to test for mold?

By |December 10th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Is it necessary to test for mold?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Association (EPA), if visible mold is present, testing is usually unnecessary. There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any regulations concerning mold exposure. Likewise, [...]

9 12, 2014

How can mold in the household be prevented?

By |December 9th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on How can mold in the household be prevented?

The best way to prevent mold in the home is the control of moisture. Although it is impossible to eliminate all mold spores in an indoor environment, the mold spores will not grow in the absence of moisture, so controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold growth. Leaks in plumbing or other structures that [...]

8 12, 2014

What kinds of health problems may be linked to mold?

By |December 8th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on What kinds of health problems may be linked to mold?

What are symptoms and signs of mold allergy? Molds produce irritating substances that may act as allergy-causing substances (allergens) in sensitive individuals. Furthermore, some molds produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins, but mold itself is not poisonous or toxic. The conditions under which some molds produce toxins are poorly understood, and the presence of mold, [...]

5 12, 2014

Where can mold be found in homes?

By |December 5th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Where can mold be found in homes?

Where can mold be found in homes? Although shower stalls and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the home can harbor mold. Drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wallpaper, and the areas around plumbing pipes are examples of areas in the home that can [...]

4 12, 2014

What is Mold?

By |December 4th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on What is Mold?

Molds are various types of fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. The term "mildew" is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the household with a white or grayish color or mold growing in shower stalls and bathrooms. Mold may grow indoors or outdoors and thrives [...]

3 12, 2014

8 Facts to Know about Mold

By |December 3rd, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on 8 Facts to Know about Mold

Bacterial Growth facts Mold is a specific type of Bacterial Growth. Bacterial Growth may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. Although shower stalls, crawl spaces and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area, like AC ducts,  in the home may harbor growth. Allergic [...]

14 10, 2014

Where air-quality is headed in the next five years

By |October 14th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on Where air-quality is headed in the next five years

Where air-quality is headed in the next five years Unfortunately, air quality has taken a turn for the worse in the past few years, and many analysts believe that air quality will decrease exponentially in the next 5 years. Carbon emissions are rising rapidly. If you wish to remain healthy, it’s vital that you protect [...]

10 10, 2014

The Lennox Carbon Clean 16 Air Filter vs. the PureAir Air Purification System

By |October 10th, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on The Lennox Carbon Clean 16 Air Filter vs. the PureAir Air Purification System

The Lennox Carbon Clean 16 Air Filter vs. the PureAir Air Purification System An air purifier connected to your HVAC system can drastically improve your quality of life. The American Lung Association has found that unclean air in the home can lead to asthma, dry eyes, headaches, nasal problems, nausea, exhaustion, infections in the lungs, [...]

7 10, 2014

DIY – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency

By |October 7th, 2014|Allergy Solutions, Save Money|Comments Off on DIY – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency

DIY - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Ironically, that's where allergens, mold and other irritants are most at home. In fact, the EPA finds that pollutant levels can be two to five times higher inside our homes than outside. In addition to making [...]

1 09, 2014

7 Reason’s Why Your Home is Not an Oasis of Fresh Air

By |September 1st, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on 7 Reason’s Why Your Home is Not an Oasis of Fresh Air

7 Reason's Why Your Home is Not an Oasis of Fresh Air Humans Breathe Oxygen Did you feel that? You just took a breath. Most likely you didn’t have to think about it. You didn’t have to sit down, relax, and say to yourself, “Now don’t forget to breathe.” You did it naturally and normally. [...]

21 08, 2014

What Kind Of Air Purifier Is Right For You?

By |August 21st, 2014|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on What Kind Of Air Purifier Is Right For You?

What Kind Of Air Purifier Is Right For You? If you’ve spent the summer sneezing and wheezing inside your home, it may be time to invest in an air purifier (also called air cleaner). These devices reduce dust, pollen and other allergens inside the home and some also help eliminate odors. The tricky part is [...]

27 11, 2013

How Can I Know If I Have Mold and Mildew in My Ventilation System?

By |November 27th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, FAQ's|Comments Off on How Can I Know If I Have Mold and Mildew in My Ventilation System?

  How can I know if I have mold and mildew if I can't see it on the HVAC register? Mold and mildew is not easily detected if it is not in a visible area in your home.  One sign of mold and mildew problems in your HVAC ductwork are changes of indoor allergies.  You [...]

26 11, 2013

Gifting – Thinking Outside of the Box

By |November 26th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Save Money|Comments Off on Gifting – Thinking Outside of the Box

As December is here, many of us are busy determining what holiday gifts can be easily purchased and conveniently wrapped up and decorated with some ribbon. This season, try to avoid making hasty purchasing decisions and buying a large quantity of merchandise that has been mass produced overseas. Instead, take the time to look at [...]

22 11, 2013

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

By |November 22nd, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up [...]

18 11, 2013

How a Variable Speed Fan is Making the World a Better Place

By |November 18th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert, Comfort, Heating, Myths and Misconceptions, Save Money|Comments Off on How a Variable Speed Fan is Making the World a Better Place

A variable speed fan motor was originally, and still is, designed to eliminate the discomforts caused by ridiculous on/off part-time heating and air conditioning.  We use it for the comfort it provides.  The fact that it saves energy is a welcome bonus. I don't make big fuel savings claims for several reasons. Lets say you [...]

17 11, 2013

You’ll Feel Better With A Furnace Humidifier

By |November 17th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Comfort|Comments Off on You’ll Feel Better With A Furnace Humidifier

You'll Feel Better With A Furnace Humidifier Winter's upon us and you may already be feeling itchy. That comes from dry skin thanks to low humidity in your home. You or other family members may also be suffering from dry eyes, sore throats and sinus pain for the same reason. People with asthma or allergies [...]

31 10, 2013

How to Prevent Evaporator Coil Leaks?

By |October 31st, 2013|Allergy Solutions, FAQ's, General HVAC Maintenance, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on How to Prevent Evaporator Coil Leaks?

Ninety-five percent (95%) of evaporator coil leaks are preventable. We see about 5% that are legitimate manufacturers defects. The major manufacturers state the failure rate is only 2%-3%.  We believe that the humidity levels in the south cause the difference with longer AC runtimes than in other areas. So, can you really prevent evaporator coil leaks? YES [...]

23 10, 2013

Ventilate It Right, And Ventilate It Right. Did I Say Ventilate?

By |October 23rd, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Ventilate It Right, And Ventilate It Right. Did I Say Ventilate?

Yes, that V in HVAC does stand for something! That V is ventilation and it is often confusing or forgotten. So, energy modeler Corbett Lunsford is taking the confusion out of ventilation by going over what it included in ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013. This even includes a video at the end that explains how to do [...]

23 10, 2013

5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air

By |October 23rd, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert, FAQ's, Heating, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air

5 Ways To Deal With Crawl Space Air The air in a crawl space can have a huge impact on a home’s durability and indoor environmental quality. A building science expert, Allison Bailes says that contractors have several options to deal with air in crawl spaces. In this article he details the five options and how [...]

23 10, 2013

Do I Need a Duct Cleaning?

By |October 23rd, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert, FAQ's, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Do I Need a Duct Cleaning?

Do I Need a Duct Cleaning? Another question heard often is, do I need a duct cleaning?  The answer to that could be different for many people.  There have been studies conducted for and even a few against duct cleaning.  How can this be?  This seems like a pretty easy question yet it has many [...]

19 10, 2013

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Sinus Allergy Issues

By |October 19th, 2013|Allergy Solutions|Comments Off on What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Sinus Allergy Issues

What Wikipedia Can't Tell You About Sinus Allergy Issues Two nights ago my daughter had sinus allergy issues and felt real bad.  She was mopey and whiney and could not breath well.  Her nose was stopped up and she had to breath out of mouth.  The tissue trail from constantly blowing her nose and missing [...]

15 10, 2013

Clean Indoor Air; A Simple Guide to Indoor Air Quality

By |October 15th, 2013|AC Repair, Allergy Solutions, Heating|Comments Off on Clean Indoor Air; A Simple Guide to Indoor Air Quality

  Filter The first level of indoor air quality (IAQ) is the filter. This is the step that removes particles from the air by pulling the air through an element, usually paper, to grab the impurities. The rating of a filter shows how it performs. The Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) scale starts at 0 [...]

31 08, 2013

Air Duct Cleaning Service or a Better Air Filter, Which is the Best Investment?

By |August 31st, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Air Duct Cleaning Service or a Better Air Filter, Which is the Best Investment?

Air Duct Cleaning Service or a Better Air Filter, Which is the Best Investment? There are 3 filters in every home. The filter you should change but forget. The equipment captures and clogs up with anything the filter misses. And finally, your lungs will breathe in anything the filter and equipment misses and will trap [...]

8 08, 2013

MERV, Not another funny texting word.

By |August 8th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, FAQ's|Comments Off on MERV, Not another funny texting word.

MERV, Not Another Funny Texting Letters MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.  It is a scale to show the performance of an air filter.  The scale runs from 0 to 21.  Most 'cheap' filters you find in the grocery store are rated approximately 2-3.  'Good' filters that are pleated are about a MERV 7-8. [...]

24 07, 2013

Several Insane (but true) Things About Humidity

By |July 24th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Ask the Expert, Comfort, Save Money|Comments Off on Several Insane (but true) Things About Humidity

Several Insane (but true) Things About Humidity   Several Insane (but true) Things About Humidity Why is Humidity Important to My Comfort? Humidity; the amount of water in the air. OK, I heard that before but why should I care? Comfort is a feeling and not a number on your thermostat. Comfort is [...]

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