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5 Steps to Removing Dust Mites from Your Home

Removing Dust Mites from Your Home

Dust mites are microscopic bugs that live in human habitats, particularly in your bed, carpet, couch, clothing, and soft furnishings. These pests thrive well in our home environments because they live off dead skin cells and pet dander. Regardless of how clean we endeavor to keep our homes, we’re all vulnerable to dust mites. After all, the average human sheds more than 8 lbs. of dead skin cells…

What Are Dust Mites and Why Should I Care?

What Are Dust Mites?

In the past, you may have heard of people talking about having a “dust allergy,” or struggling with dust that triggers the symptoms of asthma. Most of the time, the discomforts that these people are suffering with come from the droppings and byproducts of dust mites — tiny creatures that can congregate in their millions around your home.

These spider-like pests live in everything from…

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…

Have You Replaced Your HVAC Filters Lately?

Replaced Your HVAC Filters Lately?

Heating and cooling systems contribute to around 48% of the typical energy use in a standard home — and with energy prices constantly on the rise, it pays to ensure your HVAC systems are as efficient as possible.

One of the simplest — and most effective — things you can do to reduce energy waste is to check and replace your HVAC air filters on a frequent basis. According to Energy.gov,…

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…

5 Ways To Reduce Allergens In Your Home

5 Ways To Reduce Allergens In Your Home

During the most allergy-prone seasons, many allergy sufferers choose to hide away indoors, in an attempt to avoid seasonal sources of dry throats and sneezing. Yet, experts have found that the pollution levels inside your home may be more dangerous than the ones outside, by two to five times!

It’s not uncommon for allergens to lurk around your home — sometimes in the most unexpected of…

How To Prepare For Possibly The Hottest Summer Ever

El Nino Map

El Niño’s Impact on Temperatures for Summer 2015

As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines it, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle “is a scientific term that describes the fluctuations in temperature between the ocean and atmosphere in the east-central Equatorial Pacific.” There are two phases to ENSO: El Niño and La Niña.

La Niña refers to t…

Is Your Home Hurting You? Common Household Allergens:

Common Household Allergens

Your home is supposed to be your castle, your respite from the wearying world, your sanctuary of solitude, safety, and security. But did you know that your home’s indoor air quality can be as much as 5 times worse than the air outside? Your pets, your carpet, even your HVAC system can all be harboring allergens and pollutants that exacerbate your respiratory allergies. Here’s a list of som…

Filter Your Way To A Fresh Home!

Indoor Air Quality Filtration

As we seal up our homes and hide from the elements and potential bad air outside, we back ourselves into a corner of unhealthy air inside our homes. In this latest infographic we show how bad air can get in the average home and how filtration…

5 Ideas to Eliminate Your Springtime Allergies

Spring is beautiful—flowers in bloom, animals coming out of hibernation, and a world that is flourishing with life. Unfortunately, spring also means allergies. Those flowers, newborn animals, and changes in weather mean more pollen and dander, which only makes for more sneezing, nasal congestion, and irritated eyes. If you suffer from allergies, fear not. There are plenty of things you can do…

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