Category Archives: Indoor Air Quality

Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Being HVAC experts, we at Blair’s Air constantly use the acronym IAQ, but do you know what it stands for? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air inside of your home. Most take that air for granted and assume that its say to breathe in, but how do you know for sure? Outdoor air Read more…

Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

The return of warm weather and longer daylight hours make spring a favorite season for many. But for those who suffer from severe spring allergies, this time of year is met with dread. Symptoms of allergies are widespread and can include: Itching eyes or nose Watering eyes Congestion Sneezing Fatigue 9 Tips to Defeat Pollen and Read more…

Ways to Improve Air Quality

Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Did you know the air inside your home can be nearly 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors? Indoor air quality is a major concern because Americans spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. If that’s not enough to make you cringe, just think about some of the health ailments poor indoor air Read more…

Why You Need a UV Light in Your HVAC System

How a UV Light Helps Your AC System

Looking to improve your home’s air quality and reduce energy bills? You may want to consider having ultraviolet lights installed inside your home’s HVAC system. UV light installation helps prevent toxic contaminants from circulating through your home, in turn reducing energy usage and increasing efficiency, lowering monthly bills and prolonging your system’s lifespan. While hospitals Read more…

Best Practices for Hospital IAQ

Best Practices for Hospital Air Quality

In hospitals, the maintenance of indoor air quality is critical. Air quality is not something that any health care provider can afford to neglect as common pathogens can cause severe risks to patients with compromised immune systems. Also, patients infected with respiratory illnesses can spread them to other patients, the hospital’s staff and visitors. However, Read more…

How to Preserve Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling

How to Preserve Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling

About to start remodeling your home? Don’t forget to consider the changes that may affect your indoor air quality. While most contractors make efforts to prevent as much added dust and chemicals as possible, you should also ensure that you have clean air to breathe throughout the process. Learn some of the key ways to Read more…

Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Certain cleaning solutions might eliminate grime, but they can wreak havoc on indoor air quality. Additionally, many chemicals contained in aerosol cleaners can lead to a host of health ailments, including upper respiratory conditions. In some cases, the indoor air pollutants can put those with existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems at risk for Read more…

Why You Should Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Why You Should Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious issue that should concern all homeowners. While carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can have a damaging, and even fatal, impact on people, it is also completely odorless, tasteless and colorless. This makes it very difficult to detect without proper equipment. This gas is produced naturally through activities Read more…

Common Pollutants Diminishing Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes indoor air pollution as the #1 pollution problem in the United States, with nearly 40 percent of all buildings posing a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. Considering we spend so much of our lives indoors, indoor air pollutants present a serious problem for the wellbeing of ourselves Read more…