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What to Know About Air PurificationSpringtime may seem far away in Indiana in January and February, but it won't be long till allergy sufferers will be enduring the aggravating symptoms that come with flowers and trees bursting into bloom and producing tree pollen. That's one reason why February isn't too soon to start thinking about air purification in your home. Another reason is that February is actually named after a Roman festival of purification called Februa, where people were ritually washed, perhaps in preparation for the new year.

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Air Pollutants and How They Get Indoors Research shows that the air in most homes is much more polluted than the air found outdoors. You may wonder how that could be in your own home. After all, you are likely scrupulous about keeping it cleaned. But cleaning surfaces alone will not ensure you have good indoor air quality, especially in an airtight house where air pollutants can build up.

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Differences Between an Air Cleaner and Air PurifierIf anyone in your home suffers from respiratory ailments, or you are simply concerned about indoor-air quality, you may be wondering what the differences are between air cleaners and air purifiers. The straight answer is that an air cleaner and an air purifier are, and do, the same thing — remove airborne contaminants to make your home's indoor-air quality more healthful.

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Get Rid of Mold and Bacteria in Your HouseFinding mold growth in your home can be a shock. Mold spores are present naturally in the air, though are usually found is such low concentrations that they don't bother anyone. However, when they find a place to spread and grow, they can release much larger amounts of spores, which can trigger allergies, exacerbate respiratory illnesses, clog HVAC air filters, and even damage or disfigure your home.

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Clean Up Your Air With These Houseplants | Hartman BrothersHouseplants don't just add natural beauty and a sense of serenity to your home — numerous studies show that certain plants also absorb dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOC) and clean the air. To see the greatest air quality improvement, add two of the following beneficial houseplants per 100 square feet of living space.

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Use These Tips to Control Pollutants in Your HouseholdResearch shows the indoor air quality of the typical American home is more polluted than the outdoor air. The reason? Airtight construction and regular air sealing of cracks in the home prevent the penetration of fresh air, allowing for the buildup of airborne pollutants. That translates to problems such as high humidity, as well as aggravation of allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. So what's the solution? Following are some tips for a multi-pronged approach to controlling pollution in your home.

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Keep Your Family Comfortable with a Home HumidifierFort Wayne’s winters are milder than many other cities, but having a working furnace is still very important. Dry air is the main obstacle presented by most heating systems, but humidifiers easily take care of that problem.

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What You Should Know about Air Filtration and Air CleaningIf you think that flimsy air filter in your furnace is going to clean your home's indoor air this winter or even next summer, think again. For comprehensive air cleaning in an indoor environment, a very high-efficiency air filter or a dedicated air-cleaning system is needed, or both. A standard furnace or HVAC filter won't remove anything but the largest particles from the air, allowing smaller particulates such as mold spores, bacteria, dust mites and pollen to pass through the filter and enter household air.

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Tackle Fall Allergies by Improving Your Home’s Air QualityThe changing seasons may be beautiful, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, transitioning from winter to spring or summer to fall can be the most miserable time of the year. Maintaining good indoor air quality this fall can help ease the sniffling and itching as well as improve your overall health. Take this three-pronged approach to improving the overall quality of your Fort Wayne home's air this fall.

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How to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality this SeasonFall brings a pleasant break from summer heat, but it also gives rise to more respiratory symptoms for many people. Allergies are commonly the culprit this time of year, rather than the common cold, and improving indoor air quality can help. Here's what you can do.

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Feel More Comfortable by Understanding the Factors That Affect Home ComfortHome comfort is influenced by a variety of factors even though temperature is the one that usually comes to mind. Other factors that affect home comfort include humidity, indoor air quality and the ability to control these factors. In order to optimize home comfort, it’s important to understand how these factors interact with one another.

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What Can You Do to Maintain Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling Your Home?If you’ve ever been in a home or building that’s undergoing significant remodeling, you probably noticed the sawdust, wood chips and dense clouds of dust stirred up by the work. Unfortunately, remodeling often unleashes many hazardous materials into the air. Contaminants may be contained in building materials, or they might escape into household air when walls, ceilings, cabinets and floors are disturbed or removed during the building process. This is why maintaining indoor air quality when remodeling is such a challenge.

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Helpful Strategies for Reducing Humidity in Your Fort Wayne HomeAnytime you strive for home comfort, you need to talk about both cooling and dehumidification, especially in the Midwest where high humidity turns our hot summers into steam baths. If you don't have a plan to reduce humidity, your home may cool off, but it will still feel clammy and damp. Fortunately, homeowners have tools at their disposal to effectively reduce humidity.

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How to Pick the Right Air Cleaner for Your IAQ NeedsMany harmful indoor pollutants are too small to be captured by a standard or higher efficiency furnace filter. If you want to maximize the healthfulness of the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Fort Wayne home, you must resort to more effective air cleansing methods. Explore the different technologies used in air cleaners to find the best match to meet your IAQ needs.

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Breathe Easy By Reducing Household DustCommon household dust is an unhealthy cocktail made up of skin cells, textile fibers, hair, mold spores, insect parts, chemical pollutants and many other particles that you don't want floating in the air your family breathes every day. Reducing household dust and improving your indoor air quality isn't difficult if you follow these tips:

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