How To Check Air Quality at Home

May 10, 2021

The air quality in your home has a direct effect on your health. That’s the main reason you want clean air at home. To ensure your family breathes healthy, clean air, you need to test it from time to time. Here is a simple guide on how you can check air quality in your Peoria, IL, home, provided to you by Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Purchase Air Quality Monitor An air quality monitor will tell you exactly what the air quality in your home is like with clear, quantitative results. Look for a monitor that provides data on

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 11, 2021

When you think about pollution, your mind might instantly go to smog, industrial smokestacks or bumper-to-bumper traffic. However, the truth is that the air inside your own home can be even more polluted than the air outside. Many pollutants exist indoors due to household dust, conventional cleaners and building materials. Although indoor air pollution is a serious issue, there are certain steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality naturally. Clean Your Floors Regularly It’s very important to keep your floors clean. Whether you have hard surfaces or carpet, you should sweep, mop or

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Summertime Indoor Air Quality Concerns

June 15, 2020

Warm summer weather increases the chances of opening your windows or running your air conditioner. Both actions can introduce irritating or even harmful pollutants into your indoor air. Whether you’re letting in a balmy breeze or cooling off in front of an AC vent, you must contend with numerous pollutants that increase during the summer months. Open windows let in pollen, mold spores, and fine dust particles. These elements then drift throughout your house and settle inside vents. When you shut the windows and turn on the air conditioner, the system blows pollutants back into the air that you breathe.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Myths

May 15, 2020

Indoor air quality may not seem like a big concern, but did you know that the air in your home is up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors? Poor indoor air quality is linked to symptoms like headaches, shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, congestion, and allergic reactions. Here are five common myths you may believe about the quality of your indoor air and the truth behind them. 1. Air Pollution Is Only a Problem Outdoors You hear a lot about smog and air quality concerns in big cities, but did you know

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 15, 2020

With so many advertisements pushing features that seem way too good to be true, it’s hard to trust any product on the market these days. Air purifier manufacturers who claim to have products that can kill airborne bacteria and viruses can seem like a lot to take in. So, is what they say true? Are these air purifiers really delivering on these promises? And if so, how do they do it? The Invisible Enemy: Viruses and Bacteria Before looking at how these systems are able to fight against these microscopic threats, you must understand the basics

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