Pet Hair: What is the effect on my Indoor Air Quality?

Could your furry family member be making you sick? The short answer is, yes, it’s possible – but don’t panic. If this is the case, you’re not alone and you don’t have to give up your four-legged best friend in … Continue reading Pet Hair: What is the effect on my Indoor Air Quality?

IAQ FAQs

What is “indoor air quality”?Indoor air quality (also called “indoor environmental quality”) describes how inside air can affect a person’s health, comfort, and ability to work.  It can include temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (poor ventilation), mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals.  Currently, OSHA has no indoor air quality (IAQ) standards but it does provide guidelines about the most common IAQ workplace complaints. What is considered good IAQ?The qualities of good IAQ should include comfortable temperature and humidity, adequate supply of fresh outdoor air, and control of pollutants from inside and outside of the building. What … Continue reading IAQ FAQs

Why is Indoor Air Quality important?

Why should you be concerned with air quality in New Jersey? Poor indoor air quality is one of the leading reasons why people suffer from allergies and other ailments. Almost 90 percent of your life is spent inside the home, so the air quality in your home should be of vital concern to you and your family. This might come as a surprise to you but the truth is indoor air pollution can be more hazardous to your health than that of the air outdoors. If you think you caught that cold you have right now from your co-workers or someone … Continue reading Why is Indoor Air Quality important?

5 Ways to improve Indoor Air Quality

At Air-Doctors, Inc we know how important IAQ (indoor air quality) is and we want to offer you these 5 tips on improving the air within your home. 1. Keep your floors fresh. Suck it up. Using a vacuum cleaner that has strong suction, rotating brushes, and a HEPA filter ensures that dust and dirt won’t get blown back out in the exhaust. In high traffic areas, vacuum the same spot several times. Don’t forget walls, carpet edges, and upholstered furniture, where dust accumulates. For best results, vacuum two or more times each week and wash out your filter regularly. … Continue reading 5 Ways to improve Indoor Air Quality