Category Archives: Air Quality

Your Pets and Indoor Air Quality

Our furry four-legged friends bring us a lot of joy. Like a bad dating website advertisement, there are lots of long walks, snuggling during your favourite TV show, and laughter. But pets could also be having a negative impact on … Continue reading

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Wildfires & Indoor Air Quality

With wildfires raging for the past few weeks over parts of British Columbia, the importance of good indoor air quality is one of the issues many families are facing.

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Improving Office Indoor Air Quality

It’s Monday morning and you’ve just arrived at the office. You put down your bag, slide into your seat and take a big breath of… stale office air. You know the scent: old cardboard, the Xerox machine chugging away, dust … Continue reading

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Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Indoor Air Quality

You may have heard of Sick Building Syndrome (or SBS) in the news, but you may not know exactly what that means or how it could be effecting you and your indoor air quality.

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Mold – The Worst Kind of Wallpaper

The cause of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death has plagued curious historians and history buffs since the day his coffin was lowered. One popular theory is that he was slowly poisoned by poor indoor air quality caused from noxious arsenic fumes given … Continue reading

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Air Fresheners and Indoor Air Quality

There’s nothing nicer than the smell of a freshly cleaned home. If your home has a funky smell, or has developed one recently, you might be tempted to use an air freshener to improve your indoor air quality – but … Continue reading

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Lead Paint in Your Home is Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality

A fresh coat of paint can be just the thing to liven up a room, and is often a quick, and easy, way of making a change in your home or business. If you live in a century home and … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning? Care for your Indoor Air Quality too

Spring is a great time for freshening up your home; giving everything a deep clean, doing repairs, and maybe retouching a wall or two – there’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to liven up a room. Spring is … Continue reading

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Poor Indoor Air Quality – Air Being The Operative Word

It’s all around us – air. Comprised of nitrogen and oxygen and other trace gases, our atmosphere keeps us going, circulates weather, and transmits sounds and smells. But bad air, and therefore bad indoor air quality, is an increasingly dark … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Radon Gas Affecting The Indoor Air Quality of 1 in 8 Calgary Homes

We generally think of things that affect our indoor air quality as coming from outside or inside our home. Outdoor factors that affect our indoor air quality include pollen, exhaust, or other industrial emissions. Indoor factors, like a poorly functioning … Continue reading

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