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Tag archive: indoor air quality

How to Choose and Replace Your Air Filters

How to Choose and Replace Your Air Filters

You’ve been sneezing and coughing for the past two weeks. You’ve also noticed that the dust on the tables and television has been gathering more quickly recently, causing you to dust more often. It finally dawns on you that it’s time to replace your furnace air filters. Actually, you were supposed to replace the air…

6 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

6 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

We all consider our homes safe spaces, and for good reason. When you think of home, most likely you associate it with comfort and peace of mind. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from poor indoor air quality, those two things have flown right out the window, along with your clean air! The good news is there…

4 Benefits of Duct Cleaning Services

When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, it’s often easy to forget about your air ducts. But that doesn’t mean they’re not an important part of your HVAC system. Air ducts are how conditioned air is distributed throughout your home. They’re used to help maximize energy efficiency by channeling air through several ducts, which…

FAQs about IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)

Want to learn more about IAQ (indoor air quality) and ways to improve it? Action Air recommends you do! We’d like to inform Indianapolis homeowners on the fundamentals of IAQ by answering the common questions regarding the subject. Action Air is here to clear up misconceptions about IAQ as well as provide advice on maintaining…

5 Plants that Improve IAQ (Earth Day)

Maintaining good IAQ (indoor air quality) is important for Indianapolis homeowners. However, when improving IAQ you’ll want to ensure you’re not harming the environment in the process. Air fresheners and other cleaning products are full of chemicals and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can actually worsen your IAQ as well as pollute the environment. Instead,…

IAQ and Your Pets

According to the APPA, about 68% of U.S. households own a pet. With more than half of American homes containing companions, it raises the question about their impact on indoor air quality (IAQ).  Believe it or not, pets can have a major impact on a home’s IAQ. Whether your friend is furry, feathery, or scaly,…

Most Common Types of Air Conditioning Problems

While there are a number of issues that can arise from any air conditioning unit, the most common types usually fall into the same general categories: refrigerant leaks; electric control failure; poor maintenance; and drainage problems. As a homeowner, it’s sometimes difficult to pinpoint the problem, especially when you’ve inherited an AC system with the…

Facts about the Growing Indoor Air Quality Problems in the US

Facts about the Growing Indoor Air Quality Problems in the US: Indoor Air Quality can be up to 12 times more polluted that the worst outdoor air (US EPA) Over 50% of all illnesses can be related to poor air quality (AmericanCollege of Allergists) Asthma effects 18 Million Americans, and it’s most harmful for children…

Invisible, Breathable Dangers

One type of indoor air pollution that you can actually see with your own eyes is smoke. I’m sure you’ve been witness to (or participated in) some type of cooking mishap that filled the kitchen with smoke. It doesn’t take a lot of scientific research to know that the smoke lingering in your home is…

Cause and Effect

You’re probably familiar with the concept of “cause and effect” and how it can lead to a whole bunch of trouble. (Not that I speak from experience. And not that I don’t!)  But this basically means that some things happen not just on their own but as part of a set of events. As an…

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