Three Major Types of Home Air Filters

The exciting city of Las Vegas suffers from a serious crisis in air quality. Smoke from the frequent California wildfires and the traffic-related elevation of ozone levels within the city combine to make Las Vegas one of the most polluted cities in the country. Unfortunately, these pollutants do not remain outdoors, but find their way into residential buildings where they contribute to health conditions involving the coronary and respiratory systems of local residents. Many residents are … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Air Filtration

Although many people believe that outdoor air pollution is the most damaging to the lungs, many tend to forget that indoor air can cause problems as well. When it comes to indoor air pollutants, there are two primary sources, including: Particulate Matter This type of pollutant can be found in fireplaces, dust mites, tobacco smoke, pet dander, mold, pollen, heaters, water heaters and stoves. Gaseous Pollutants This pollutant can come from anything that can release gas, such as … [Read more...]

Dryer Vent Cleaning: DIY or Hire a Professional?

A clothes dryer is a wonderful invention that can save you the difficulty of hanging clothes out on the clothesline. However, if your dryer is improperly maintained, that wonderful gadget can start a fire that could damage your home or even threaten your life. While most homeowners will concede that this task is important, they may not do it properly or even do it at all. In the United States, over $35 million is lost due to fires caused by clogged dryer vents every year, and five deaths are … [Read more...]

Dryer Vent Cleaning: Avoiding Dryer Lint Build Up for Safety, Efficiency, Air Quality

A clothes dryer can experience build-up of lint, excessively, inside the trap and screen that usually filters lint and prevents this from happening. When this occurs, it can cause symptoms that can affect, negatively, the running of the dryer and can result in a fire that is started by the lint build-up. Proper maintenance, cleaning, and regular removal of the lint in the dryer screen can prevent this from ever occurring and are recommended. It is recommended to have a dryer duct cleaning, … [Read more...]

Tips for Reducing Allergens and Improving Indoor Air Quality

According to 8 News Now, Las Vegas is one of the 25 worst cities in the country for allergies. Suffering from allergies is much like having a sinus cold and can cause many inconvenient symptoms such as a nasally, raspy voice for weeks. During the autumn and winter months, indoor allergies can worsen because of trapping air inside the home. Below are 7 tips for reducing allergens in your home: Consider Air Duct Cleaning - There is no scientific evidence that proves air duct cleaning will … [Read more...]

Fall Air Duct Cleaning – Is It Necessary?

Have you ever noticed that the crisp fall air seems to bring about persistent sneezing, coughing or wheezing? Have you ever thought that you or a loved one must be allergic to something that only grows in the fall? Have you ever known anyone with asthma that seems to have more attacks or use their inhaler more frequently during the fall and winter months? Contrary to popular belief, this phenomenon may not be caused by allergens that are growing outside. It may actually be caused by something … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Low Priced Air Duct Cleaning in Las Vegas

When you are searching out companies that offer air duct cleaning services and they quote extremely low prices, you need to be suspicious. There are many fraudulent establishments out there today, and consumers need to be educated. Think about the following scenario for a moment. You hire a maid service to clean your home on a weekly basis at the rate of $15 per hour. She spends 3 hours cleaning for a reasonable total of $45, but then she hands you an extra invoice because during that time … [Read more...]

Natural Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The quality of indoor air has an enormous impact on the health of all those breathing it. Unfortunately that air is often shockingly polluted, but several simple and natural methods exist to make it much more healthful. Why Be Concerned About Indoor Air Quality? It's easy to underestimate how much time one already spends breathing indoor air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about nine tenths of the average American's life is lived indoors. It's equally shocking to … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Air Duct Cleaning: Worth It?

When you think about it, doesn't it seem like there’s a never-ending list of home maintenance chores that must be continuously considered? Sure, many will answer with “welcome to the joys of home ownership,” but the fact of the matter is most of us have such busy and hectic schedules, the possibility of keeping up with our lives and home maintenance chores borders on impossible. From those of us with large aquariums that need routine changing of the filter media to air conditioning system … [Read more...]

Six Simple Steps To Improving Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outdoors, even in some of the largest cities. The pollutants come from air fresheners that you use to cover up certain unpleasant odors, shedding pets, dusty furniture and the spray used to clean it, dust mites, poor ventilation for the kitchen range, and more. Try these simple steps to help improve the indoor air quality of your home and prevent problems. 1.   Ventilate. Cooking, cleaning, polishing your toenails, and spraying hair … [Read more...]