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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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Don't Let Fall Allergies Get You Down; Filter The AllergensHome air quality is a big issue among homeowners. For people with allergies, having clean air in the home is even more important. Putting an effective air filtering system to work in your home – either as part of a dedicated air cleaner or high-efficiency HVAC filter – can pull irritants out of indoor air and help to reduce symptoms suffered from fall allergies.

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Attaining Balanced Humidity All Four SeasonsHaving balanced humidity in your Ft. Wayne area home is a challenge with average outside humidity levels ranging from 40-90 percent. Although it’s a challenge, having the right humidity level in your home is important due to the structural and health problems that too high or low indoor humidity can cause.

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HEPA Filtration Ups the Ante When It Comes to Optimal Indoor Air QualityHEPA filtration works in conjunction with your home’s forced-air system to remove up to 99.99 percent of allergens, viruses, and other pathogens and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from indoor air. Learn how HEPA filters stand apart from all other media filters, and up the ante for delivering optimal indoor air quality (IAQ) both in the thick of allergy season and any other season.

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Ductless Mini Split Maintenance: What to Do to Keep the Unit EfficientSpringtime is the ideal time of year to perform system maintenance and efficiency tasks around the home. Prepare your home for the cooling months with ductless mini split maintenance, and you can relax in comfort with lower cooling bills.

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Keep Spring Allergies at Bay With These 9 Indoor Air Quality TipsIn all likelihood, you and everyone else in your Fort Wayne area home are breathing relatively dirty air, and you don't even know it. But don't panic -- getting control of your indoor air quality doesn't have to be difficult. Here are nine tips you should follow to clean your indoor air and start breathing easier:

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When Air Cleaners Need Cleaning, Here's What to DoElectronic air cleaners can be an integral component for any homeowner’s indoor air quality strategy – if the systems are clean. With allergy season on the way, make sure you’re maximizing the effectiveness of your air cleaner with regular cleaning, and you’ll enjoy better indoor air quality with fewer allergy and respiratory issues for household occupants.

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Indoor Air Quality Not What It Should Be? Get Tough on These BiocontaminantsOn a quest to reduce energy costs and preserve the environment, people are attempting to seal every possible source of airflow into their homes. While this does increase the efficiency of a home's heating and cooling systems, it also means that in Indiana and many other areas, people spend the vast majority of their time in places that have little or no fresh air. This can lead to poor, and even hazardous, indoor air quality. Tightly sealed spaces can fill up with invisible biocontaminants that according to the federal EPA, can trigger or exacerbate health issues including allergic reactions, asthma, an increased chance of contracting an infectious disease, and digestive problems.

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4 Key Ways To Ensure Air Quality In The Indiana Home You're Planning To Build Or RemodelHomeowners have become increasingly aware of the hidden dangers associated with poor indoor air quality and are taking the necessary steps to ensure that their homes are filled with fresh, clean and healthy air. However, with all the chaos and disruption that comes along with building or remodeling your Indiana home, you may overlook airborne pollutants.

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A UV Light System: Because Mold- And Germ-Free Air's A PriorityInstalling a UV light system inside your home’s ductwork is a proven method for destroying bacteria, viruses and mold. Otherwise these microorganisms may otherwise spread and proliferate, causing illnesses and exacerbating respiratory issues for you and your loved ones.

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How To Keep The Drip Pan Of Your A/C Free Of MoldKeeping your air conditioner clean and properly maintained is a key way to prevent mold from developing in your A/C system. The natural condensation and moisture produced by your air conditioner can turn the equipment into a breeding ground for mold growth. Mold can be hazardous, especially for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or other breathing ailments. To keep your air conditioner in top shape, be sure to schedule annual HVAC maintenance and follow these simple DIY tips. A clean air conditioning environment is your best line of defense against mold development.

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Air Leaks In Your Home? Stop Wasting MoneyIf your home has air leaks, you're throwing away your hard-earned money in unnecessary energy costs. Air leaks allow for the cooled or heated air to escape and the outside air to leak in. To compensate for the air loss, you adjust the thermostat, which increases the amount of energy used, thus increasing your utility bill. To stop this costly cycle from repeating itself, locate and seal air leaks in your home, reducing energy costs while creating a healthier and more comfortable home.

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Need To Control Air Quality? Try Air PurificationMaintaining good indoor air quality is important for your family's health, especially if you have a tightly sealed home. Ventilation is important for circulating fresh air through your home, and an air purification system will remove unwanted contaminants from your indoor spaces. A whole-house air cleaner integrates directly into your heating and cooling system to consistently deliver clean, fresh air to every room in your home.

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