WebMD has a new mobile app to manage allergies

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

WebMD has a new mobile app to manage allergies. Now if they can just figure out how to turn our phones into an air purifier. Or a box of Kleenex!

http://www.webmd.com/allergy-app

What’s black, white and orange all over?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

What’s black, white and orange all over? Hint: It has nothing to do with Halloween and everything to do with a cleaner, healthier home.

The answer is….MOLDS AND MILDEW GROWING IN YOUR HOME! It’s smelly, unhealthy, dirty, and AVOIDABLE! Find out how.

http://www.webmd.com/women/home-health-and-safety-9/mold-mildew

But those icicles are so pretty….how could they be damaging anything?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

But those icicles are so pretty….how could they be damaging anything?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/thisoldhouse/they-dont-call-em-ice-dams-for-nothing-how-thos-239k

Photo: But those icicles are so pretty….how could they be damaging anything?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/thisoldhouse/they-dont-call-em-ice-dams-for-nothing-how-thos-239k

"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

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/

Winter energy bills are projected to be the highest in years. Learn how Aprilaire whole-home products can help you save some cash this winter.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Winter energy bills are projected to be the highest in years. Learn how Aprilaire whole-home products can help you save some cash this winter. http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=IAQProblems&category=energy

How many of you wonder whether programmable thermostats are really necessary? Isn’t it fine to just “set it and forget it?”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

How many of you wonder whether programmable thermostats are really necessary? Isn’t it fine to just “set it and forget it?” This article does a great job of explaining the benefits of programmable thermostats: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5571715_benefits-programmable-thermostats.html

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

Got asthma? Ever been to the ER or stayed overnight in the hospital to treat your symptoms?

Sunday, December 1, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Got asthma? Ever been to the ER or stayed overnight in the hospital to treat your symptoms? There’s a link between allergies and asthma, and studies show that an allergist can help reduce asthma symptoms so you don’t have to spend time in the hospital. Here’s more information on how an allergist can help with your asthma:
http://www.acaai.org/allergist/asthma/asthma-treatment/care/Pages/allergists-and-asthma.aspx

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

How many of you understand what relative humidity is? Come on, be honest!

Sunday, October 27, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

How many of you understand what relative humidity is? Come on, be honest! Here’s a nice article from How Stuff Works explaining relative humidity in layman’s terms: http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/meteorological-terms/question651.htm

Do you take pride in keeping your home in great condition?

Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Do you take pride in keeping your home in great condition? Who would ever think controlling your indoor humidity can help you preserve your wood floor, electronics and wallpaper? Here’s how: http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=IAQProblems&category=protection

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

Remember when school classrooms consisted of desks, pens and paper and textbooks?

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Remember when school classrooms consisted of desks, pens and paper and textbooks? Or crayons, construction paper and glue? Or how about slide rules? With all the gadgets available today, what steps do you take to ensure your child is learning and not goofing around? (OK, if you’re a student, we hope you’re learning. You can goof off at home!) This article from WebMD offers back to school parenting advice in a wired world: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/back-to-school-in-a-wired-world

Have you noticed how many products are out there claiming to be “asthma-friendly?” It pays to do your homework!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Have you noticed how many products are out there claiming to be “asthma-friendly?” It pays to do your homework! This article, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, offers several tips to keep in mind before spending your hard earned money. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma-friendly/AS00033/