Category Archives: Air Quality

Pioneer Mini Split Air Conditioner: Installation and Review

  We recently installed a desperately needed air conditioner mini split with a heat pump in our home. It cost us about a fraction of the cost by doing this ourselves compared to if had we chosen a more expensive brand unit and had it installed for us. Since our website mostly deals with indoor […]

11 Sources That Give Off Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

  Carbon monoxide, the silent killer. It’s colorless, odorless, and mere minutes of exposure at high levels can be lethal. It makes sense to take inventory of potential carbon monoxide risks around your home. But what exactly can give off carbon monoxide in your home? Anything that burns gas, wood, oil, or charcoal can give […]

Does Air Conditioning Improve Air Quality?

  With today’s polluted environment and airtight homes, anything in your home that can improve indoor air quality matters. Your air conditioner seems to run constantly, so it’s obvious to ask whether your air conditioning can also improve air quality? In the majority of homes, the air conditioner does not improve air quality, at least […]

What Do Activated Carbon Filters Remove From Air?

  Maybe you’ve recently heard about activated carbon filters and wondered just how effective they are. But just what do activated carbon filters remove from indoor air? Activated carbon filters found in air purifiers or air conditioning air filters are best suited to trap particles less than 0.3 micrometers in size, such as tobacco smoke, cooking oil […]

Is It Dangerous to Breathe In Insulation?

We’ve improved from the days of dangerous asbestos, but many people still wonder just how dangerous fiberglass insulation is. And, is it dangerous to breath in fiberglass insulation? There is no conclusive evidence that inhaling fiberglass insulation fibers causes cancer in humans. Fiberglass generally causes irritation in the respiratory system, but most people recover from […]

How Many Carbon Monoxide Detectors You Need For Each US State

  Carbon monoxide is one of the biggest dangers in your home, yet it’s barely detectable. So, it’s important to monitor it at all times. But how many carbon monoxide monitors do you need? As a general rule, a carbon monoxide alarm is required on every floor of a home, including a basement. For example, […]