Posts in Category ‘Indoor Air Quality’



You Can Save Money With A Programmable Thermostat

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These days, energy savings has become more important than ever. With the higher costs of energy, consumers want to save money. With concerns about the environment, we also want to diminish our own input that might cause climate change.




Understanding the Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

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The quality of the air that you breathe inside your home can have a major impact on your health. Indoor air quality testing is important to protect you and your family//////////




The Results Are In: Top 4 CO Detectors

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A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the kind of thing you want to know works.  This is one indoor air quality issue that cannot go unchecked. You can find detectors that need to be hardwired into your Virginia Beach electrical system as well as simpler plug-in and battery operated models. To sort out which detectors…




All CO Detectors Are Not Created Equal

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If your Virginia Beach home uses natural gas, or if you have a wood or gas fireplace, you need a carbon monoxide detector. In fact, even if you have an all-electric home, you might consider getting a detector if you use a backup general or other carbon-fueled heat/power source. Inhaling too much carbon monoxide (CO)…




The EPA and New Indoor Air Protocol

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New guidance will help ensure that home energy upgrades protect the health of Americans while saving energy and money. The EPA has developed a new voluntary guidance document, Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, that provides a set of best practices for improving indoor air quality in conjunction with energy upgrade work in…




What Does MERV Have To Do With My Filter?

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The MERV rating indicates the percentage of particles the air filter will remove from the air passing through it. In general, a MERV rating of 6 indicates that the filter will capture up to half of the particles in the air; a filter with a rating of 8 will trap 70 to 85 percent of…




Flu-like Symptoms? Carbon Monoxide May Be the Culprit

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Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your Virginia Beach home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include…




Give a Little Virginia Beach This Holiday Season

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December is here, and 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…




Virgina Beach How Does the Electronic Air Filter Work?

This article examines how the electronic air filter, which is one of the four types of air filters, works to ensure that air contaminants in a room are minimized. These kinds of room air cleaners differ with regards to the mechanisms by which they eliminate contaminants from the air. The three other kinds of air…




Virgina Beach Ionic Air Purifier

An Ionic air purifier works using a scientifically based technology. This technology is based on bonding ionic particles to the pollutants present in the air. When this kind of bonding occurs, the pollutants in the air become too heavy to stay in the air and therefore settle down on the surfaces in the room or…




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