Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

You may be shocked to learn that the air in your Erie, PA, home is up to five times more polluted than the air you breathe when standing in your backyard. Indoor air pollutants interfere with respiratory functions, comfort and overall well-being. If you’ve heard that indoor plants can improve your home’s indoor air quality, you might consider bringing a few of them into your living space. Before you do that, here’s what you need to know about whether or not houseplants actually have the ability to cleanse your home’s air. What the Science Shows A

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How to Keep Track of Your Indoor Air Quality

December 17, 2020

Most homes have lower indoor air quality than that of the outdoors. There are devices and services available that give you a way to monitor your home’s indoor air quality. Air Quality Monitor Air quality monitors detect and track the quality of your indoor air. They can often detect contaminants as small as PM2.5. This means they can detect tiny dust particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They can also track temperature and humidity. These devices usually cost between $150 and $250. Use an Air Purifier You can use air purifiers to

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How To Test Indoor Air For Mold

May 13, 2020

There are many issues associated with having mold growing in your home. When mold becomes airborne, it can cause respiratory problems and other health issues ranging from headaches to chronic fatigue. A lot of mold can be difficult to detect, but there are ways you can see if there are mold spores circulating in the air in your house. Where to Test Any moist place in your home could harbor mold and encourage its growth. When you’re performing a visual inspection for mold, be sure to look behind your refrigerator, in ventilation ducts, beneath

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