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How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?

How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?One positive aspect of winter is that for a few months you can say goodbye to the high humidity of other seasons. Yet, dry air comes with its own set of comfort and health issues. With cool air carrying less moisture and forced-air home heating drying the air even more, indoor air can benefit from more moisture during the winter months. This is why many homeowners invest in a whole-house humidifier, or portable humidifiers for localized problems. Continue reading “How Can a Humidifier Improve Home Comfort?” »

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the air filter in their furnace or air conditioner, as long as it’s changed regularly, is all that’s necessary to keep indoor air clean and healthy. However, unless the air filter is a high-efficiency model, it’s not going to capture the smallest airborne particulates. Unfortunately, those are the ones most likely to exacerbate allergies and respiratory ailments in susceptible family members. For a comprehensive air-cleaning strategy in your southwest Oklahoma home, consider a high-quality air cleaning or purifying system. Continue reading “Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: What’s the Right Choice for You?” »

How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector


How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
A carbon monoxide detector is a vital home safety device. In 2010, fire departments in the U.S. responded to more than 80,000 non-fire calls in which dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) gas were confirmed inside the home. That’s more than twice the number of similar incidents reported back in 2003. Experts at the National Fire Protection Association say that the conspicuous increase of calls about the presence of deadly carbon monoxide is directly related to the increased number of CO detectors properly installed in most homes these days. Continue reading “How to Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
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Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air QualitySeasonal allergies can take the joy out of seasonal transitions in southwest Oklahoma. If you sniffle and scratch your way through fall due to allergies, take some steps to reduce the number of allergens in your home and make it a safe haven this year. A three-pronged approach to improving your indoor air quality involves source control, ventilation and air cleaning. Continue reading “Improve Your Allergies with Better Indoor Air Quality” »

Can Problems in Your Home’s Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?

Can Problems in Your Home's Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?The indoor air quality (IAQ) of your southwest Oklahoma home is important for both your comfort and health, especially if you or a family member deals with health issues like asthma or allergies. Several common causes of poor IAQ can be attributed to problems with your ductwork, which requires regular maintenance to keep the ducts in good condition. Continue reading “Can Problems in Your Home’s Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?” »

Tips for Choosing an Air Cleaner for Your Duncan Home

Tips for Choosing an Air Cleaner for Your Duncan HomeThe popular trend toward carefully sealing homes against air leaks has improved energy efficiency, but it comes at a price. Tightly sealed homes often lack adequate ventilation and therefore have very poor indoor air quality. Pollutants remain trapped in the home, circulating continuously in the air. You can battle some of these pollutants with an efficient home air cleaner. Continue reading “Tips for Choosing an Air Cleaner for Your Duncan Home” »