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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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Indoor Allergy Triggers to Look Out for in Your New Haven HomeYour New Haven home should feel both safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, indoor allergy triggers may leave you feeling a bit under the weather, with a host of mild to severe symptoms. Knowing how to recognize these triggers is the key to reducing your exposure and allergy symptoms. 

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How Can a Home Humidifier Benefit Your Health?Dry air is a common problem for many people, particularly during the winter months. The ideal humidity in your home should be around 40 to 60 percent. You can check you home's humidity level with a bit of simple science. Just fill a glass with ice water and wait three minutes to see if condensation forms on the outside of the glass. If not, your home is too dry. Fortunately, a home humidifier can improve your comfort and health in many ways.

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Do You Know How Reduce VOC Exposure in Your Home?VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are carbon-based gasses that are released from certain liquids and solids. VOCs are comprised of a variety of different chemicals that have both short- and long-term effects on your health. VOC concentrations are generally higher inside than they are outside, as a result of modern building processes that tend to make structures more airtight than they used to.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality By Eliminating Dust MitesAlthough it’s ragweed season in the Fort Wayne area, that doesn’t necessarily mean that seasonal allergies are to blame when you’re dealing with a runny nose and watery eyes. The cause of those allergic reactions could be right in your own home.

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An Indoor Air Quality Test Can Tell You a Lot About Your HomeMany people would be surprised at the impact that indoor air quality has on a home, and by extension all the people in it.  If you have any reason to suspect that your home's breathing air is not what it should be, an indoor air quality test will confirm or disprove the notion for you, so you'll know if it needs attention.

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Try These Houseplants to Boost Your Indoor Air QualityWhen seeking cleaner air in your Fort Wayne area home, you'll find a number of houseplants that will boost indoor air quality. It has long been understood that house plants "breathe in" carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Certain plants have more recently been found to be effective at filtering certain toxins (VOCs – volatile organic compounds) from the air. NASA conducted studies that confirmed this was the case. Here is a list of some of best detoxifying plants for helping to clean the air in your home:

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Indoor Allergies: Learn What Triggers Them and Then Control ThemKeeping indoor allergies at bay is not always easy when you're trying to figure out what's causing them. The key to controlling what triggers your allergy symptoms is identifying those allergens, and determining the steps you can take to ensure that the IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) in your Ft. Wayne area home is the best it can be. 

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Three Types of Indoor Air Pollutants to Guard AgainstIndoor air pollutants make our homes less safe for you and your family, contribute to allergy problems and otherwise threaten your health. Sometimes these problems may be lessened by simply solutions such as houseplants that help remove or neutralize pollutants. For serious indoor air quality concerns, more professional solutions are needed. In some cases, indoor air pollutants may be caused by inefficient or improperly maintained HVAC systems.

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7 Tips for Keeping Pollen out of Your Fort Wayne HouseSpring is here (with summer not so far behind), and so is the pollen. This time of year is one of the most beautiful in Indiana, yet if you're an allergy sufferer you may not enjoy it. There are many ways to try to reduce exposure to pollen, and here are seven tips for keeping pollen out of the house.

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Add Houseplants to Your Home for Beauty and Air Cleaning QualitiesMany of us would agree that houseplants beautify a home. But science has proven that houseplants also can protect human health because of their unique organic ability to continually clean the air we breathe. The United Nations has calculated that two million people in developed countries die each year because they spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, breathing toxic air.

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