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6 Indoor Activities That Harm Air Quality

6 Indoor Activities That Harm Air Quality

The quality of the air in your home has a great impact on your family’s health. You may not realize it, but some common activities can have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

1. Smoking

This is an obvious one. Smoking indoors is one of the biggest culprits of poor indoor air quality. The smoke irritates the respiratory tracts of residents,…

5 Easy Ways To Increase Airflow In Your Home

5 Easy Ways To Increase Airflow In Your Home

We all know what airflow is, but do what know what influences the airflow within our homes? Better airflow means the HVAC unit can move more heat and bring the air in the conditioned space to the desired temperature more efficiently. Reduced airflow means the HVAC unit cannot operate as effectively, reducing both its cooling capacity and energy efficiency.

The effects of poor airflow can…

The Role of Ventilation in Workplace Indoor Air Quality

The Role of Ventilation in Workplace Indoor Air Quality

The air quality in your office is a major factor in the overall health and wellbeing of your employees – not to mention the productivity levels at your company.

A workplace can be negatively affected by a lack of fresh air circulation, pollution drawn in from outdoors, indoor pollution with no means of escape, air that is circulated too fast, or humidity that is high enough to promote t…

Asthma and Academics: Why School Air Quality Matters

Why School Air Quality Matters

In America, the average elementary school child will spend about 940 hours inside an educational building this school year. While most of us know that poor air quality at school can contribute to health issues like asthma and allergies, fewer recognize that indoor air quality can impact our kids’ productivity, mood, and energy levels, too.

The rising concerns around indoor air quality, or…

6 Helpful Bob Jenson HVAC Articles

6 Helpful Bob Jenson HVAC Articles

At Bob Jenson, we love finding new opportunities to share professional industry advice about the HVAC industry, heating, and cooling practices, so you can enjoy a more comfortable life. That’s why we not only share helpful guidance and tips on our own blog, but we write posts for a range of other great publications too!

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of our favorite pieces…

Poor Indoor Air Quality: Concerning Causes & Surprising Effects

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is something that effects all of us especially when we are at home. The problem of poor indoor air quality is that it is invisible and we may not realize it is harming our health. Check out our latest air quality infographic to find out out if you have symptoms of poor indoor air quality, and what you can do about…

San Diego Air Quality: Now You Can Breath Easy

San Diego Air Quality

San Diegans, rejoice and take a deep breath of fresh air. Well, fresh-er air.

Everyone knows the residents and visitors of San Diego love their daily dose of sunshine — but how often do they think about their air? Most of us assume that if we can’t see any signs of pollution, we must be breathing clean and safe air. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. In fact, reports in 2014 discovered…

Air Quality Tips For Pet Owners

Air Quality Tips For Pet Owners

Could your furry family member be making you sick? The short answer is, yes, it’s possible – but don’t panic. If this is the case, you’re not alone and you don’t have to give up your four-legged best friend in order to feel better!

As much as we love our pets – 65% of American households, or nearly 80 million families, have a pet – there are pros and cons that come with having an…

2016 State Of The Air Infographic

2016 State of the Air Report

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report shares an analysis of air quality across the country, assessing both ozone pollution and particle pollution. The 2016 report covers years 2012-2014, and although air quality continues to improve, more than half of the U.S. still lives with unhealthy levels of pollution – putting 166 million people at greater risk of heart…

Are You Feeling The Effects Of Poor Air Quality?

Feeling The Effects Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Why is the air in your home worse than outside?

While you may not be an expert in air quality and ventilation in your home, it’s important to understand the ways in which airborne pollutants and contaminants can affect your health. According to the environmental protection agency, the air quality indoors could be up to five times worse than the effects of pollution outdoors. After common…

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