A green home is a happy home. This year for Earth Day, we’re tackling a big goal: to not only help homeowners feel cozier in their homes but also reduce their impact on the environment. There are numerous minor fixes that homeowners can make to drastically decrease their ecological footprint. Here are some ways you can make a positive change
If you want to breathe clean air, you need to make sure the air ducts in your home are clean. Because we spend so much time indoors—specifically in our homes—home air quality is crucial. You may think that the air outside is more contaminated, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The air in your home is host to thousands of
You might think the air you breathe inside your home is healthy and clean, but you and your family are subject to breathing in a variety of different pollutants. Pollutants come in the shape of particles or gases. Not only can you be breathing in pollutants from outdoors, obvious things like secondhand smoke can impact the air you breathe. There
Have you ever heard of a UV air filter? With tons of benefits for your home, maybe it’s time to learn about these great air filters. Studies from the EPA show that the air you breathe in your home every day could be the most polluted air you breathe. There are millions of harmful pollutants and irritants in each
It’s here. The dreaded cold and flu season. No matter how you try to prevent catching it each year, it seems inevitable that you’ll catch some sort of bug this season. And your chances are even higher if you have young children in school—a breeding ground for germs. Sure, you can cover your cough, wipe down surfaces often, and wash
Air conditioning is a Minnesota must-have for the summer months. Your air conditioner doesn’t simply cool the room, it cools the temperature while also removing any moisture or humidity as well. In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, summer humidity is a real concern. When your A/C system is on the fritz, it’s not just a matter of discomfort; it can
Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors to some capacity; whether they’re at home or at the office. Regardless of whether you’re sleeping or awake, indoor air quality is always a factor.