Arthritis sufferers: You may not be able to control outside humidity but....what about inside?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Arthritis sufferers: You may not be able to control outside humidity, but Dr. Joseph Hollander recommends keeping humidity constant in your living space. Read more:
http://www.ehow.com/about_6137809_dehumidifiers-arthritis.html

Here are 7 ways to be more energy efficient at home. (psst: Aprilaire.com has more)

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Here are 7 ways to be more energy efficient at home.
(psst: Aprilaire.com has more)

http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2014/01/seven-ways-to-make-your-home-more-energy-efficient-2469812.html

Our new website has launched! Aprilaire.com now has a handy indoor air quality "Solution Finder™"

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Our new website has launched! Aprilaire.com now has a handy indoor air quality "Solution Finder™" - A quick way to assess your home and family’s interests and concerns. Check it out.

http://www.aprilaire.com/

Kids are the frequent fliers of hospital visits due to asthma attacks.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Kids are the frequent fliers of hospital visits due to asthma attacks. Re-engineering your home environment can keep asthma in check. It’s a teachable moment.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/18/174393981/to-control-asthma-start-with-the-home-instead-of-the-child

Is your home's air making you sick?

Monday, April 28, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

The EPA has named poor indoor air quality as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.  This makes sense when you consider:

  • Americans spend 90% of their time indoors
  • Your home's air may be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside.

The leading cause of poor indoor air quality is particulate matter, which includes dust mites, pollen, bacteria and viruses, dander, and mold spores.

Control Indoor Air Purity

The three most important methods of reducing indoor air pollution are source removal, increased ventilation, and air purification.

A whole-home air purifier, which is installed as part of your home's heating and cooling system, is the most effective way to treat the air in your entire home.  Aprilaire whole-home air purifiers permanently trap and kill 98% of airborne contaminants as small as one micro in size.

For more information on whole-home air purification and total control of your indoor air quality, visit www.aprilaire.com. Also, find Aprilaire on Facebook at Facebook.com/Aprilaire.

Indoor Air Quality: What You Can't See Can Hurt You

Friday, April 25, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

The Environmental Protection Agency has named indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health – indoor air may be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside. With Americans spending 90 percent of their time indoors, purifying indoor air is paramount to keeping families healthy – especially those with family members suffering from asthma and allergies.

"Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a host of health issues such as headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, fatigue, heart disease and chronic respiratory disease," says Megan Leick, spokesperson for Aprilaire. "For individuals that suffer from asthma or allergies, air particulates such as pollen, dust and dust mites are known triggers for asthma attacks and allergic reactions."

More than 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma and 50 million suffer from allergies. Dust alone is comprised of dead insects, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, dander, skin flakes and other particulates that can be harmful to health. Controlling indoor air quality can provide relief for asthma and allergy sufferers and protect your family from getting sick. You can improve indoor air quality with a few simple steps:  

  1. Prevent Irritants from Entering the House. Take measures to make sure dust, dirt and other pollutants are prevented from entering the house. Simple activities like removing shoes before entering the household, closing windows during high pollen days and not allowing smoking indoors help keep dirt and other irritants from entering the household.
  2. Install a whole-home air purification system. A whole-home air purification system is installed as part of the central heating and cooling system to capture and eliminate airborne contaminants. Whole-home air purification systems remove up to 98 percent of airborne contaminants down to one micron in size and are 40 times more efficient than a standard furnace filter. Each time the air system runs, the whole-home air purification system removes dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, viruses, fungi, mold and other dangerous substances from the air throughout the entire home, rather than just the air in the immediate vicinity like a portable air cleaner.

Other important considerations include maintaining humidity levels as well as proper ventilation; especially if your home is newer or has been recently updated with tighter materials for more energy efficiency.

For more information on whole-home air purification and total control of your indoor air quality, visit www.aprilaire.com. Also, find Aprilaire on Facebook at Facebook.com/Aprilaire.

Here are some tips to start organic gardening at home.

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Here are Aprilaire we are all about healthy living, hence our tagline “feel good inside” but there are many things you can do to stay healthy outside too. Here are some tips to start organic gardening at home.

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/vegetable-gardening-for-beginners

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

Feel Good!

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Our tagline is Feel Good Inside! Aprilaire is all about making you feel good with a cleaner, healthier more comfortable home environment. Here are a few more ways. Enjoy!

http://iwant.on.ca/ICQ/MakesYouFeelGood.html

Prepare for the Allergy Season by Controlling Air Purity on Your Terms

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

After such a long, hard winter, a pleasant, sunny spring may be a dream come true for many of us, but it could be a nightmare for allergy sufferers. That's because pollen-producing plants like the same kind of mild, calm weather that most of us do.

Even if we can't predict how bad the pollen will be outside, there are steps you can take to reduce pollen indoors.

Most experts recommend a strategy of avoidance to reduce indoor allergies.  The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) suggests that homeowners consider such measures as:

  • Covering mattresses and pillows in non-permeable covers
  • Removing carpets and curtains from bedrooms
  • Having non-allergic members of the household do the vacuuming
  • Keeping pets out of the bedroom
  • Limiting outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts
  • Keeping windows closed (at home or in the car) to keep pollens out
  • Take a shower after coming indoors; otherwise, pollen in your hair may bother you all night

An effective strategy to trap airborne pollen and other particles is with the use of a high efficiency air cleaner installed in the home's heating and cooling system.  A whole-home solution like the Aprilaire Air Cleaner removes up to 99% of pollen.

To get the most out of air cleaning, Aprilaire offers homeowners an air cleaning control that allows them to actively clean the air in their entire home based on personal preference and event triggers. A simple-to-program thermostat features Event-Based™ Air Cleaning with these settings to allow homeowners to customize cleaning based on their needs:

  • Constant Cleaning:  Air is cleaned 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Automatic:  Cleans for 30 minutes every hour
  • Event Clean:  Cleans for three continuous hours
  • Allergies:  Cleans continuously for a 24 hour period

Event-Based Air Cleaning also provides other conveniences such as indicators that air cleaning is taking place as well as maintenance reminders.

As we weather an unusually long allergy season this year, there is hope and help! Maintaining a cleaner home environment as well as the recommendations from AAAAI and other allergy professionals can help sufferers cope with aggravating day to day symptoms.

Aprilaire has been a brand leader in the indoor air quality industry for over 60 years.  The company designs, develops, manufactures and distributes whole-home indoor air quality products that provide comfort, health, energy efficiency, and the protection and preservation of the home.  Visit www.aprilaire.com to learn more about the benefits of whole-home air cleaners, Event-Based™ Air Cleaning, and total comfort control solutions to air purity, humidity, fresh air and temperature.

Our tagline is Feel Good Inside! Here are a few more ways...

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Our tagline is Feel Good Inside! Aprilaire is all about making you feel good with a cleaner, healthier more comfortable home environment. Here are a few more ways. Enjoy!

http://iwant.on.ca/ICQ/MakesYouFeelGood.html

If you’re getting healthier this year, that’s great! You probably know the health benefits of eating beans.

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

If you’re getting healthier this year, that’s great! You probably know the health benefits of eating beans. Here are some great choices. You might also want to make sure you have proper ventilation in your home!

http://www.rodalenews.com/are-beans-healthy?cm_mmc=TheDailyFixNL-_-1538610-_-01022014-_-5_Reasons_to_Eat_More_Beans_text

A great read on detoxifying your home!

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

A great read on detoxifying your home!

**One note of caution though! Opening a window to ventilate is fine, unless it’s 20 below! Or 100! You can also consider mechanical ventilation which is much more controllable. **

Check it out. http://experiencelife.com/article/detox-your-home/

Are you sick of cold feet? Maximize comfort and minimize energy bills with proper insulation...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Are you sick of cold feet? Maximize comfort and minimize energy bills with proper insulation, read these great educational tips on insulation from "This Old House."

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20435285,00.html

Check out this post from a blogger getting the opportunity to experience the Aprilaire difference in her house.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Check out this post from a blogger getting the opportunity to experience the Aprilaire difference in her house.

http://www.cleanmama.net/2014/02/aprilaire-an-update.html

Could it be true? Could our hardwood floors help clean the air in your home?

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Could it be true? Could our hardwood floors help clean the air in your home?

http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/01/10/new-hardwood-flooring-claims-to-clean-the-air-in-your-house/

Photo: Could it be true?  Could our hardwood floors help clean the air in your home?

http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/01/10/new-hardwood-flooring-claims-to-clean-the-air-in-your-house/

If you’re getting healthier this year, that’s great! You probably know the health benefits of eating beans.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

If you’re getting healthier this year, that’s great! You probably know the health benefits of eating beans. Here are some great choices. You might also want to make sure you have proper ventilation in your home!

http://www.rodalenews.com/are-beans-healthy?cm_mmc=TheDailyFixNL-_-1538610-_-01022014-_-5_Reasons_to_Eat_More_Beans_text

Humidify and Go Green!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Aprilaire Team

Humidify and Go Green!

Whole-house humidification can be your "greener" choice for comfort. The Aprilaire Model 400 utilizes patented technology that evaporates 100% of the water that goes into it, providing soothing humidification to every room of your home with minimal water usage.

http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductsCat&category=humid

http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductDetails&category=5&item=400

"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