Indoor Air Quality Articles

How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

December 30, 2020
How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

There are many advantages to adding a whole-house humidifier to your Ohio home. Adding a humidifier can increase the comfort level in your home and lower your annual energy expenses. Proper humidity levels can allow you to maintain indoor comfort levels at a lower temperature which uses less energy for heating.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 15, 2020
Closeup of little boy and his grandparents drinking hot chocolate or tea. , the Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Ohio, creating some significant health problems. At Airclaws, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

July 31, 2020
Dust In Home

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust. It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust. So the EPA…

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

June 30, 2020
A humidifier by a window inside a home to show you what IAQ accessories can help keep your healthy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus disease 2019—also known as COVID-19—can cause mild to severe respiratory illness when an individual is exposed to the virus. Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

April 28, 2020
Man Replacing Air Filter

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at Airclaws wants to pass along…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

March 27, 2020
Portrait of a happy mother and son at home petting their dog and smiling – lifestyle concepts

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well. What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Nelsonville area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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What Is Winter Indoor Air Quality?

January 31, 2020
Woman with sore throat at home not realizing that her poor winter indoor air quality is making her sick.

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Ohio, creating some significant health problems. At Airclaws, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality. Why…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 15, 2020
Technician inspecting and installing carbon monoxide detector to help homeowners from lethal poisoning.

We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Airclaws professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Nelsonville home and office. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 30, 2019
Cozy living room in home during Autumn representing fall indoor air quality

With fall now upon us in Amesville, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home. At Airclaws, we know in cooler weather people tend to spend more time indoors…

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The Importance of HVAC Filter Replacements

March 11, 2019
Father and daughter cleaning their Athens

HVAC filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common. They both can tout, “I don’t get no respect!” Most people don’t realize how pivotal the HVAC filter is to both their homes and their HVAC system. Here in Athens, OH, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change,…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 19, 2018
indoor air quality

With fall now upon us in Amesville, OH, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your IAQ directly affects your comfort in your home. In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s important…

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Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers

April 5, 2018
Little child walking near tulips on the flower bed in beautiful spring day. Baby boy outdoors in the garden with watering can. Should you buy air purifiers or air cleaners?

When trying to improve the indoor air quality in your home, you may consider installing an air cleaner or air purifier. These devices filter unwanted contaminants out of your home’s air—allowing you to breathe easier and healthier air. But, how do you know what the difference is between air cleaners and air purifier and which…

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Clogged Air Filters

March 27, 2018
dirty air conditioner filter hand pick up

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean, and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems, including…

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Managing Humidity

July 5, 2017
Two boys running through a sprinkler and are managing humidity in Athens

Keeping Your Home Comfortable Humidity is a major player in home comfort, and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home. If you have a well maintained air conditioner that is functioning properly, it will remove the humidity from your home. If your…

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