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IAQ Concerns: Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes

23 Apr
IAQ Concerns: Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes

The fact that smoking tobacco indoors drastically degrades indoor air quality is well known, but research on how vaping – the popular name for using e-cigarettes – affects air quality is still ongoing. Some jurisdictions have completely banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places, anticipating that vaping will be as harmful as smoking. Initial […]

Do UV Lights Actually Help with Air Quality?

09 Apr
Do UV Lights Actually Help with Air Quality?

UV (ultraviolet) lights can improve your home’s air quality. UV light is a spectrum of sunlight that sanitizes anything organic it hits. Inside your HVAC system, the lights alter the DNA of any organic particle that shines on them. Biologically, the damaged particles won’t be able to reproduce. The lights will neutralize all the viruses […]

Does Grilling Affect Your IAQ?

06 Sep
Does Grilling Affect Your IAQ?

As long as it’s done beneath or beside a powerful exhaust fan that’s running, indoor grilling has few effects on IAQ (indoor air quality). However if any of the fumes or gases drift past the fan, they will lower indoor air quality quickly. Grilling 101 Gas stoves and grills release plenty of noxious gases like […]

Understanding VOCs and How They Affect IAQ

12 Apr
Understanding VOCs and How They Affect IAQ

Unless you make a special effort to avoid them, chances are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are degrading your indoor air quality (IAQ). These compounds come from products made from hydrocarbons and as they age, they emit hazardous gases. If you use ordinary household cleaners, air sprays, perfumed products, or other home remodeling products — flooring, […]