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Allergy Proofing Articles
Our allergy proofing articles cover a variety of subjects, provide useful information, and may help answer your questions regarding allergy proofing your home, protecting yourself from mold, understanding MERV, and the dangers of various sustances found in products.
How to Select the Right HVAC Filter
by Stevan Brown, CAFS What is the right filter for your job? Today, more than ever, there are a large variety of filter choices for every application. Filters come in a wide range of efficiencies, pressure drops, depths, media types and methods of filtration. There are filters that will withstand very wet environments as well … More
Formaldehyde Increases through Exposure to Ozone from Ionizers and Ozone Generators
Formaldehyde (HCHO) is a common substance in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is used in a wide range of products including wall board, glues, some carpets, fragrance products and insulation. It is also found in cigarette and cigar smoke and is a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) carcinogenic classification is … More
Importance of Air Filtration
To reduce maintenance and operating costs of the equipment and to provide the level of cleanliness required, and Protecting the general well-being of the occupants of a space; Protecting the décor of occupied spaces by removing the staining portion of airborne dust; Reducing maintenance of building interiors by reducing the freuency of washing such items … More
There’s Something in the Air
by Jim Rosenthal and Stevan Brown Indoor Air Chemistry — Creating the “Chemical Soup” of IAQ Indoor air is a complex mixture of gases and particles. What is not well understood is that many of the things used in indoor environments have the potential to create chemical reactions that can produce totally unintended and potentially … More
Problems with Ozone Generators and Ionizers that Produce Ozone
Ozone is a potent lung irritant and exposure to elevated levels is a contributor to the exacerbation of lung disease; it is especially dangerous for persons with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, children and the elderly. American Lung Association (http://www.lungusa.org) Residential indoor ozone is produced directly by ozone generators and indirectly by ion generators … More
You’ve Got Mold!
Now, what can you do about it? What works? Stop the source. Most mold problems are created by some type of roofing, waterproofing, plumbing or mechanical problem. Mold needs water to proliferate. Repair the source of the water infiltration. Remove and replace rotted wood, carpeting, wallboard or other rotted organic building materials. Provide for adequate … More
What You Should Know About Ozone
Ozone is a potent lung irritant and exposure to elevated levels is a contributor to the exacerbation of lung disease; it is especially dangerous for persons with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, children and the elderly. American Lung Association (http://www.lungusa.org) The American Lung Association recently issued a health warning to American consumers regarding the … More
The Truth About Zeolites Used as Desiccants
by Stevan Brown, CAFS What is a desiccant. What are the effects of introducing a desiccant, especially a zeolite, into an air stream of an HVAC system? Will it produce a long term, sustainable benefit in the form of lower humidity in the controlled airspace and can it lower the usage of electricity? What are … More
Allergy Proofing Your Home
Controlling allergens in your home and particularly bedrooms is the most important step in preventing allergic reactions. Checklist for an Allergy Clean Environment Use the Checklist below as a guideline to minimize allergens in your home. It is not necessary to do everything on this list. Even doing a few things will help to improve … More