What steps do you take to help alleviate asthma symptoms in your home?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

What steps do you take to help alleviate asthma symptoms in your home? Do you find any specific tips more effective than others? This article, from Living with Asthma, has several great tips to help reduce asthma triggers: http://www.livingwithasthma.net/keeping-asthma-safe-home-101/

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

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

Check out these easy Thanksgiving menu updates...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Tired of your traditional turkey and mashed potatoes? Check out these easy Thanksgiving menu updates from Redbook Magazine. http://www.redbookmag.com/recipes-home/tips-advice/thanksgiving-menu-ideas

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/

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

Did you know dust is comprised of dead skin cells, molds, bacteria and other irritants that can cause adverse health effects?

Monday, September 9, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Did you know dust is comprised of dead skin cells, molds, bacteria and other irritants that can cause adverse health effects? Check out this article from Too Much Of for helpful tips on removing dust from your home. http://www.toomuchof.com/dust-in-house/#sthash.P7CcYulQ.dpuf

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

It's back to school season.

Monday, September 2, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

The end of August is in sight, which means it's back to school season. Check out these great tips from Organized Home to help prepare for the start of school. http://organizedhome.com/back-to-school/2013/07-morning-evening-routines

Each day in the U.S., 36,000 kids miss school due to asthma.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Each day in the U.S., 36,000 kids miss school due to asthma. Keep your family healthy at home by removing common asthma triggers so they can focus on their schoolwork. Learn more: http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=IAQProblems&category=health&problemID=6

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

Are you losing sleep because of sticky, humid nights?

Friday, August 9, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Are you losing sleep because of sticky, humid nights? This is because of too much humidity in your home! Aprilaire whole-house dehumidifiers help make homes more comfortable. Learn more here: http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductDetails&category=17&item=1700

 

Did you know: Installing an Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier can help improve your health?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

Did you know: Installing an Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier can help improve your health? Learn more about the benefits of whole-home dehumidification at http://www.aprilaire.com/index.php?znfAction=ProductsCat&category=dehumid