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5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

The dog days of summer are not quite over yet. It’s still time for some fun (lakeside cookouts, swimming, water skiing) and the not-so-fun (heat, humidity, and skyrocketing energy costs). Small changes can still make a difference for the rest of the summer season.  You can have a cooler, greener rest of your summer…without sacrificing any of the fun! Watch Those Windows Sunlight streaming through your window in the autumn can help warm a cool room. In the summer, it…

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Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

The dog days of summer are sometimes stifling and almost always uncomfortably hot. For anyone daring enough to leave the comfort of their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for : air pollution, namely ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid and later afternoon. What is…

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Are There Odors Lurking in Your Kids Room or Closet?

Are There Odors Lurking in Your Kids Room or Closet?

Got a stinky space in your home that could use some refreshing? Maybe it’s the kid’s playroom, or your son’s dorm room, or your laundry room where there’s a seemingly bottomless pile of dirty clothes. Bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and so many other spaces can all benefit from an infusion of fresh air.  If you’ve ever owned an air purifying unit like the Beyond Guardian Air or the Guardian Angel, then you know what kind of positive impact it can have on your home,…

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How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend 90% of their time indoors, where air pollution levels can be 2 to 5 times more polluted, and in some cases 100 times more polluted, than outdoor air. Most of our exposure to environmental pollutants occurs by breathing the air indoors. These pollutants can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems in many people and they come from activities, products, and materials we use every day. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a significant…

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Smart Technology: Allergy & Asthma-Friendly Home Trends

Smart Technology: Allergy & Asthma-Friendly Home Trends

If you or someone in your family suffers from acute allergies or asthma, then you already know that even the slightest thing can trigger symptoms: changes in local climate, exposure to chemicals, new fragrances, off-gassing, or even leaning over to pet the neighbor’s dog. In public areas, it’s hard – if not impossible – to control an environment. At home, however, it’s becoming increasingly easier to create an indoor space that’s conducive to your wellness needs. In fact, more and…

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How Dust Affects Your Health

How Dust Affects Your Health

Depending on your health concerns, the amount of dust in your household may or may not have you overly worried. Of course, people who suffer from severe allergies or asthma – or have family members who do – are probably the most likely to take whatever steps are necessary to keep their homes as clean as possible. And those who pride themselves on maintaining a spotless home might go into cleaning warrior mode where, armed with a cloth and furniture…

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