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…

Infographic: Mold And Its Mysterious Places

Mold and Its Mysterious Places

Mold can freak us out when we uncover it within our home. We know it can make us sick and we may be worried where else can it be found in our home. Our latest infographic helps you inspect your home for any lurking mold to be able to send it…

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,…

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…

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