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Phil Laprairie, manager of Arpi’s residential division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 34 years. He raises funds for various organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and enjoys spending quality time with his two grandchildren...

IAQ - Indoor Air Quality

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Phil Laprairie

Controlling Dust All Over Your HomeDust may be a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it on a daily basis. Controlling dust in your Calgary home simply takes a bit of hard work, and we're here to give you some great tips that will get you started.

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Get Cleaner Air With HouseplantsThere's an easy and inexpensive way of cleaning your indoor air — houseplants. Adding houseplants to your home not only beautifies your indoor space but also boosts your indoor air quality. Let's learn more about how these gifts from Mother Nature purify your air.

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Stop the Sneeze! Allergy TipsCalgary has a lengthy allergy season that starts in the spring, during which an abundance of allergens, the substances that set off allergies, are generated by grass, flower and tree pollen. You can't do much to keep the pollen from wafting around in the air, but you can take steps to control allergens in your home.

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Control Pollutants in Your HouseholdIf you're concerned about air pollution and seek refuge inside your home from dirty air, we have some troubling news. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is likely to be two to five times dirtier than outdoor air. This is a significant public health threat that also can erode quality of life.

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What is Air Filtration and How is it Different From Air Cleaning?Proper home maintenance during the winter includes tightly sealing storm windows, doors and any other sources of frigid drafts. While this lets you keep your home warm effectively, it prevents air from being exchanged with air outdoors. As the air is recirculated, the indoor air quality declines. Here are some suggestions for ways that you can avoid this problem.

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Fall into Allergy Relief by Improving Indoor Air QualityAs surely as the seasons themselves will change, the transition to fall can make things temporarily miserable for those who suffer from allergies. One of the best ways to provide relief is to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) inside your home.

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What You Should Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality This SeasonCalgary's cold autumn and winter seasons don't leave many people with a desire to spend a lot of time outdoors. So when indoor life is the norm, indoor air quality can be a concern.

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Top Factors Affecting Home ComfortWhen you consider the factors that affect home comfort, temperature will probably come to mind first. There are other key elements that influence the comfort level in a home, though, such as humidity and indoor air quality.

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Can Problems in My Ductwork Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality?Indoor air quality plays an essential role in the home system. Whether good or poor, indoor air quality impacts energy efficiency, comfort and the healthfulness of the home environment.

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Keep Harmful VOCs Out of Your Home With These TipsVolatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the gases created by products made from chemicals. Depending on your sensitivity, they can harm your health. As some man-made products age, they emit gases that cause reactions ranging from mild to serious.

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