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Indoor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): How it Affects Your Air Quality

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What Are Indoor VOCs?

VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds in general are chemicals emitted as gases from solids or liquids. They include a huge variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long-term adverse health effects.  Outside they react with ozone and other chemicals to form smog. However, our concern is with indoor VOCs and their affect on air quality.

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Mold in AC Ducts: Should You Be Concerned About Your Indoor Air?

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Depending on the age of the air conditioning system, mold in your ac ducts and air handling unit can at times be present. This should not be a surprise since an air conditioning system is a relatively wet environment.

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Should I Set My Thermostat Fan to ON or AUTO?

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An AC thermostat for a home normally has two fan settings: ON and AUTO.  The third, of course, is OFF.  The confusion lies in which setting should be used. What is the difference between the two? Does it even matter?

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Living the Good Life – Least Toxic Pest Control for Home, Lawn and Garden

There is a natural and least toxic pest control alternative to our environmental challenges. Healthy homes, yards and gardens are available to those who want the best for their environment and family.

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7 Important Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

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One of IET’s most frequently asked questions is, “How can I improve indoor air quality in my home?” This is, of course, a very big topic but here is an overview.

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Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants and Your Health

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Is the Indoor Air You Breathe Healthy?

According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollutants. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem in America. The following is a list of the most common indoor air pollutants and their sources.

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Keep Your Home Air Clean of Pollutants

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It is very common to conclude that breathing in the outdoor air contains more harmful pollutants than indoors. However, the truth is that your home indoor air can often pose a much larger threat. This article will provide you with important information on how you can keep your home air clean during closed house conditions whether it’s winter or summer.

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Homeowner Concerns About Air Quality in Florida Properties On The Rise

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Florida’s real estate market is in a state of constant new construction growth and existing home turnover the last several years.  Whether building your dream home or purchasing an older home that has been listed on the market, possible indoor air quality concerns for homeowners in Florida should be a major priority during your search. Learn about how you can make sure your future home’s indoor air is safe and healthy by addressing these concerns BEFORE you buy.

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Asbestos In Buildings: What it is and Where it Can Be Found

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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in various products since pre-historic times. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the public started to become aware of adverse health effects from exposure and it became regulated by the federal government under AHERA in 1986.

Because of its strength and resistance to heat, it became popular in a number of manufacturing practices. Due to this popularity, it can be found today in a number of residential and commercial materials such as drywall compound, floor tile and adhesive and insulation.

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