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Indoor Air Quality Best Practices for Home Remodeling

Posted by Jordin Pitt on May 31, 2017 12:21:00 PM

As you tackle your next home improvement project, be sure to follow good practices to keep your living environment as safe and healthy as possible. Here are several ways to minimize harmful odors and chemical exposure as you remodel your home to help you sustain good indoor air quality.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, ames indoor air quality, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Why Does My House Smell Musty?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 19, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Do you have a musty smell in your bedroom, bathroom, basement, or other part of your home? The smell that emanates from mold or mildew can be enough to make you sick, or at the very least, uncomfortable. If you have mold growing inside your home, your health could also suffer over time. Mold and mildew aren’t things you should overlook. Address the situation promptly, and take steps towards getting rid of the problem to improve your indoor air quality.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames indoor air quality

What’s a Whole-Home Humidifier or Dehumidifier?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 2, 2016 12:17:51 PM

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are meant to keep our homes comfortable when the air becomes too dry to too humid. Humidifiers are often used in the winter to help us breathe and feel better when the outside air is naturally dry. Dehumidifiers are usually found in basements, where moisture tends to collect.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality

Humidity Levels: Preserve the Good, Dispose of the Bad

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 11, 2016 3:21:00 PM

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t thought much about the humidity level inside your home. Sure, you might notice when it’s clammy or the air feels too dry, but did you know the humidity level inside your home can make you sick and seriously damage your home? That’s why it’s important for homeowners to monitor indoor humidity levels throughout the year and make adjustments when necessary.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality

Remodeling Tip of the Month: Keeping Your Air Clean and Safe

Posted by Jordin Pitt on Feb 5, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Choose materials with care as you plan your next home remodeling project. Today, we’ll give you some tips to help you choose materials that are safe to use in your home so your health doesn’t suffer as a result of poor indoor air quality. Some paints, types of flooring, and other household products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause short- and long-term adverse health effects for humans and animals alike. By learning a bit of information about VOCs and their negative effects on your health and the environment, you can keep your indoor air cleaner and your quality of life higher.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, ames indoor air quality

How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 9, 2015 11:07:00 AM

How clean is the air inside your home that you’re breathing in every day? Typically, the air inside a building is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA. While you may think your home is the safest and most comfortable place on Earth, it could actually be polluted with harmful gases, chemicals, and particles you're unaware of, and it might be affecting you more than you realize.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality

How LOW Humidity Levels Affect Your Ames Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

In the last post, we talked about how poor humidity levels in the home, whether they be too low or too high, can have a great impact on your indoor air quality and overall health. Today, we’ll be discussing how low humidity levels affect your Ames home.

According to the EPA, your indoor humidity level should be between 25-40% in the winter and below 60% during the summer. If your home is too dry or too humid, several problems can arise. Certain conditions can even compromise the structural integrity of your home.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality

Humidity Levels at Home Can Affect Your HEALTH

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Being out in the winter weather and freezing temperatures can exact a toll on your health and safety, but did you know that your health is also at risk while you’re tucked away safely inside your home? Many people tend to overlook how hazardous poor indoor air quality can be to the body. In the winter, our houses are often too dry. It’s important to carefully regulate the humidity levels inside your home, not only in the winter, but all year long.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality

Consider Professional Duct Cleaning in Ames

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Is it high time you call up your Ames heating and cooling company to come out and clean your air ducts? When was the last time you had them cleaned and inspected? Are curious about whether you have good indoor air quality? What is air duct cleaning anyway? If you are seeking answers to any of these questions, the following information will be very helpful for you. Duct cleaning in Ames may be just what you need to improve energy efficiency and air quality in your home.

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Topics: ames indoor air quality, duct cleaning in ames

Good Ames Indoor Air Quality is Vital

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 7, 2015 2:11:00 PM

How good is the air quality inside your home? According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), studies have shown that the air inside a home could be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. In some instances, it could be up to over 100 times more polluted!

The average American spends about 90% of the time indoors. While most people don’t think of their indoor air quality as a health hazard, indoor pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. This is especially true during the cold winter months, when we spend even more of our time indoors.

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Topics: ames furnaces, ames indoor air quality

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