Ventless Fireplaces Can Affect Your Asthma

Ventless fireplaces (duct-free fireplaces and room-venting fireplaces), are a type of residential gas-heating device.  Ventless fireplaces are preferred because they burn at nearly 100% efficiency, release far less harmful gasses than most other portable heating...

Indoor Air Quality and Carpets

Did you know that you could control your allergies in the home if you control your Indoor Air Quality? You might be surprised to know that the biggest culprit is your carpet. Switching to solid flooring and using washable area rugs is the best way to control severe...

Summer Heat, Humidity and Mold

Summer heat and humidity can affect our breathing in many ways.  The issue I am most familiar with as a former home inspector is basement mold.  Most basements have higher humidity than the rest of the house, and summer humidity only adds to that.   Mold needs...

Mold: How it Can Affect Your Breathing

How does mold affect us?  Most people have a natural resistance to mold.  However, high levels of certain kinds of molds can cause people to have reactions.  This is especially true for toxic molds. Different people have different susceptibilities, but most reactions...