Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is Worse in Winter

January 5, 2024

Winter in Carefree, AZ is relatively mild. Temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and locals rarely see heavy precipitation. However, this doesn’t mean that the season isn’t without its challenges. With cooler, drier air and HVAC systems running often, indoor air quality (IAQ) declines. Read on to find out why. Moisture Weighs Airborne Debris Down Indoor moisture weighs many small and micro-fine particulates down. This way, these allergens and contaminants settle on tables, countertops, and furniture rather than being circulated throughout homes. Unfortunately, dry, dusty indoor air is a hallmark of winter in most regions, and Carefree is no...

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Understanding the 4 Major Indoor Air Pollutants

August 10, 2023

Indoor air quality remains a significant concern for many homeowners. Living in a house with bad air quality can often result in various health issues, such as allergies, asthma, and even more severe conditions over time. Learning about major indoor air pollutants can help you keep your home safe. Here is a list of the major indoor air pollutants and how they impact your indoor environment. 1. Biological Pollutants Biological pollutants are living organisms or their derivatives that contaminate the air. They include mold, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria. Exposure to these pollutants can lead to allergic reactions,...

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Is Indoor Air Quality Worse in Winter?

January 19, 2023

You may wonder why it is less comfortable in your home in the winter. The air quality in your home may worsen during the colder months for several reasons, which can cause illnesses, worse allergies, and the feeling that the air isn’t as fresh. 1. Higher Polution In the winter, there is more pollution in the air. This pollution comes from people warming up cars, fireplace smoke, coal usage, wood burning, and many other pollutants in the atmosphere. Indoor pollution increases in the winter due to the lack of open windows in a home and the use of furnaces and...

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality This Fall

September 20, 2021

The indoor air quality in your Carefree home is likely to be worse than outdoor air, especially in the fall and winter when doors and windows are closed. Since you spend so much time in your home, you want the indoor air quality as high as possible. Armed with some basic knowledge, you can make your home healthier. Change the Filter Check the air filter in your HVAC system during the fall. If it’s dirty, replace it. You should check it every month. The filter keeps pollutants from circulating throughout your home. in Carefree, AZ, performs furnace tune-ups, which includes...

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 17, 2021

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homes are the most polluted environments people live in. There are several air pollutants that can be commonly found in them. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) VOCs are commonly found in homes because many building materials and products have them. They can be found in household cleaners, perfumes, candles, flooring, paint, cabinets, and carpeting. They can also get into your home if you leave your car idling in the garage. Exposure to VOCs can cause headaches and sore throats. They can also cause nervous system disorders and cancer. The best way to limit your exposure...

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Safety Check Your Home for Carbon Monoxide Dangers Every Year

November 19, 2020

The combustion of fuels, like natural gas and propane, produces waste gases that include carbon monoxide (CO). Properly functioning gas furnaces, gas ranges, fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, and other gas-burning equipment vent harmful exhaust outside. However, equipment problems can develop over time and allow CO to pollute your indoor air. CO has no odor or smell, and exposure can kill you. Sadly, about 400 people nationwide die because of CO poisoning. Annual inspections of your gas equipment and household CO alarms will protect you from this invisible household hazard. Symptoms of CO gas exposure: 1. Fatigue 2. Chest Pain...

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How to Choose the Most Effective Air Purification System

August 10, 2020

To find the best air purification system, it helps to understand the reason you want one. Different air purification systems are better at some things than others. The information below will help you decide which air purifier best suits your needs. What Is Air Purification? Air purifiers can be standalone or whole-home models. A whole-home air purifier is installed in your home’s ductwork so that it cleans the air throughout your home. A standalone air purifier can only improve the air in one room. A whole-house air purifier has a single filter or multiple filters that pollutants become trapped in....

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