Indoor Air Quality

Will a Higher MERV Filter Make a Difference in Monthly Costs and Indoor Air Quality? blog header image

Will a Higher MERV Filter Make a Difference in Monthly Costs and Indoor Air Quality?

The air filters of your heating and cooling system remove harmful particles and contaminants from your indoor air, but they can also greatly reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. So will you actually notice the difference with an upgraded MERV filter, how can you find the right balance of filter ratings for your home, and what do these MERV numbers mean? What is a MERV Rating? MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and it is a measure of how effective an air filter is at removing particles from the air. In general, though, the …

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Asthma Triggers to Watch for in Your Home

(View as a downloadable PDF) There are 26.5 million Americans that suffer from asthma. Avoiding episodes starts with knowing both common and uncommon asthma triggers in your home.  Smoke Dust Mites Pet Dander & Pests Mold Call Calfo to Solve Your Indoor Air Issues IAQ diagnosis Schedule an indoor air quality test Ventilation services Ensure a steady supply of fresh air Purification services Clean the air in your home and remove pollutants Improve your indoor air quality with Pittsburgh’s home services experts. Call Calfo today! | 412-517-6509

Yes, You Really DO Need to Replace Your Air Filters! infographic header image

Yes, You Really DO Need to Replace Your Air Filters!

(View as a downloadable PDF) We get it – there are already enough chores to take care of around the house. So when you’re wondering how often to change your air filter, it’s understandable you’d want to know: Is it really necessary every 30-60 days?  Absolutely. Regularly changing dirty air filters in your home can affect your health, your comfort, and your wallet. Your home is a trap for indoor air pollutants like: Pet dander Pollen Dust Mold and bacteria  Chemicals  Clogged or dirty air filters have a harder time trapping these particles, leaving them in your breathing air Your …

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IAQ New Years Resolutions for Your Home

A fresh restart of the calendar year gets many homeowners here in Pittsburgh fired up about making their bodies, minds, and even their homes better and healthier in the new year. If you are a homeowner looking to make the health of your breathing air a priority this year, you are not alone! Here are ways you can resolve to improve your residential indoor air quality and lay a healthy foundation for you and your family.  IAQ Resolution 1: Consult the Experts If you are getting serious about learning how to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), you’re going to want to …

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Indoor Air Quality: Separating Fact From Fiction

There is a lot of confusing information out there about how healthy your air might be, so let’s separate some fact from fiction when it comes to IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). #1: Household plants will improve your IAQ Fiction. Indoor plants only remove a miniscule amount of particulate matter from the air, and have a tendency to increase humidity and mold.  #2: Cooking and cleaning can affect your IAQ Fact. Cooking introduces smoke and extra humidity to the air, while cleaning introduces volatile organic compounds into your breathing air — Both of which need to be properly ventilated out of …

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