No one likes cleaning the toilet but…it has to be done. Check out these easy to make (or buy) Toilet bombs.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

No one likes cleaning the toilet but…it has to be done. Check out these easy to make (or buy) Toilet bombs.

http://www.mariasself.com/2013/08/diy-toilet-bombs-deodorize-kill.html

Photo: No one likes cleaning the toilet but…it has to be done.  Check out these easy to make (or buy) Toilet bombs.  

http://www.mariasself.com/2013/08/diy-toilet-bombs-deodorize-kill.html

"The first wealth is health..." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

“There’s always ways to improve your indoor air quality”…that’s the title of this article and it’s the truth.  From using non toxic cleaning agents in your house to having an Aprilaire whole home air cleaner installed and everything in between; insuring clean, healthy air in your home requires a series of simple changes, but the payoff is huge.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The first wealth is health.”

http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/home-and-garden/there-s-always-ways-improve-indoor-air-quality?ref=884

Ever get a dry mouth when you get nervous? Maybe you’re dehydrated or you’re heating the air at home.

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Ever get a dry mouth when you get nervous? Maybe you’re dehydrated or you’re heating the air at home. Health pros have some good advice, including using a humidifier. Use one in a room, or install one in your system ductwork to work throughout your dry home….. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-mouth/AN02112

Question for you: Can a Christmas tree bring on an asthma attack?

Friday, December 20, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Question for you: Can a Christmas tree bring on an asthma attack? Surprisingly, yes – a live one can. Learn more, here: http://www.busseyenv.com/mold/tis-the-season-christmas-trees-and-indoor-air-quality/

Many people think that cold and flu cases skyrocket in winter months because it’s cold outside but.....

Monday, December 16, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Many people think that cold and flu cases skyrocket in winter months because it’s cold outside –It’s really because we’re cooped up inside with germs and viruses! And did you know that when we heat the air inside, the relative humidity is lower which actually creates a better environment for bacteria, viruses and other indoor contaminants to thrive?!  Learn about the benefits of whole-home humidifiers, here: http://www.sfgate.com/sponsoredarticles/lifestyle/home-improvement/article/Get-shocked-Infographic-4961101.php

Check out this post from - Clean MaMa!

Saturday, December 14, 2013 by Aprilaire Team
Check out this post from our Aprilaire Ambassador - Clean MaMa!
Ever wonder if the air quality in your house could be better? http://www.cleanmama.net/2013/11/aprilaire-feel-good-inside.html

 

Frequent fliers or holiday travelers here’s a question for you: How’s the air quality on an airplane?

Monday, December 9, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Frequent fliers or holiday travelers here’s a question for you: How’s the air quality on an airplane? Conventional wisdom would say, nasty! With all that germy air being recirculated, you’re bound to get sick, right? Maybe, but perhaps not from the air, according to this post! http://io9.com/why-you-really-get-sick-on-planes-and-how-to-prevent-1471880458/@whitsongordon

Open your windows in the summer for fresh air, but what about the winter?

Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

In summer, we have the option to open the windows to help refresh indoor air with outdoor air. However, as the temperature drops, so do the circulation options. Installing a whole-home ventilation system allows a quiet and energy efficient way to exchange stagnant, polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Learn more about the benefits of ventilation, here: http://aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductsCat&category=ventilation

When you send your child to school, do you ever think about poor air quality impacting your child’s health?

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

When you send your child to school, do you ever think about poor air quality impacting your child’s health? Of course you do! This article from the EPA helps identify signs that poor air quality is affecting your child’s health: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/parents.html

Many people don’t understand relative humidity and its implications on health – but it’s definitely a topic worth exploring!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Many people don’t understand relative humidity and its implications on health – but it’s definitely a topic worth exploring! Relative humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air at a given temperature compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold at the same temperature. It’s expressed as a percentage. And if that percentage is too low-which is often the case during winter months – your home and the people who live in it are at risk. Need proof? Check out this recent study, showing that viruses are more infective in dry air than they are in properly humidified air: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0057485

Aside from taking asthma medication, what do you do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Aside from taking asthma medication, what do you do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack? Do you avoid exposure to triggers? Exercise regularly? Avoid cold air? Something else? Let us know! And, if you’re in need of ideas, check out this article:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/asthma/Pages/Livingwithasthma.aspx

Maintaining wood floors can be quite the undertaking – especially in the winter months.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Maintaining wood floors can be quite the undertaking – especially in the winter months. This article from Hardwood Floors Magazine offers six suggestions to help keep your wood floors from cracking due to dry air.
http://hardwoodfloorsmag.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=1461&zoneid=2

With outdoor temperatures dropping, indoor health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought into your home and heated.

Monday, November 4, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

With outdoor temperatures dropping, indoor health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought into your home and heated. Dry indoor air can increase the likelihood of colds, flu and other upper respiratory ailments. In addition, dry air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Learn more, here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/special/adsections/aranet/chi-ara-8079990202-20131011,0,6284273.story

Do you want to improve the health of the air you breathe at home?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Here’s a great read from Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Missouri:
Do you want to improve the health of the air you breathe at home? Find out why installing an air cleaner is one of the best ways you can do that! http://www.jerrykelly.com/blog/2013/09/why-is-an-indoor-air-cleaner-so-effective-at-protecting-your-health-and-your-air-conditioner/

If you have a pet and suffer from hay fever, you know the problem! Pet dander can aggravate allergy symptoms.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

If you have a pet and suffer from hay fever, you know the problem! Pet dander can aggravate allergy symptoms. Besides installing a whole-home air purification system, another way to deal with pet dander is by giving your dog a shampoo. So let’s get an honest answer, how often do you shampoo your pet?? http://www.wikihow.com/Fight-Hay-Fever

What? You don’t want to buy 10 portable humidifiers and constantly refill the units with water? That’s crazy!

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

What? You don’t want to buy 10 portable humidifiers and constantly refill the units with water? That’s crazy! Check out this article from AirRite Air Conditioning about the top six reasons to get a whole-house humidifier. http://blog.airrite.com/2012/10/16/whole-house-humidifier/

Parents – did you know that the top five asthma triggers in your home are: Pollen, dust mites, pet dander, secondhand smoke and mold.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Parents – did you know that the top five asthma triggers in your home are: Pollen, dust mites, pet dander, secondhand smoke and mold. We’ve found many parents are unaware that installing a whole-home air purification system removes these triggers from the air in your homes! Learn more, here: http://www.epa.gov/asthma/triggers.html

Dust can be unsightly and trigger your allergies and asthma.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Dust can be unsightly and trigger your allergies and asthma. Reader’s Digest offers seven tips for reducing dust in your home - see tips #3 and #7 for two of the most effective ways to remove dust from indoor air.

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/dust-allergy-rid-dust-your-house/

Did you know: The EPA has named indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Did you know: The EPA has named indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. Don’t just treat the symptoms — remove the problems from the air in every room of your house. Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifiers trap and kill 98% of airborne contaminants down to one micron in size. Learn more

According to American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, an estimated 10% of Americans may be allergic to animals.

Monday, August 19, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

According to American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, an estimated 10% of Americans may be allergic to animals. With more than 100 million pets in the United States, there are many opportunities to trigger your allergies. Aprilaire Air Purifiers help remove pet allergens from your home's air - so you can enjoy your pets without the symptoms! Learn more: http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductsCat&category=cleaner