5 Signs of Leaky Air Ducts

A hand touching the dust on a wood surface.

Your HVAC air ducts operate quietly behind the scenes, often unnoticed, until something goes wrong. When there’s a hiccup, like a leak, the effects can be immediately noticeable — and costly. Identifying the signs of leaky air ducts early on can save you from costly repairs and energy waste. In this blog, we’ll explore five […]

Do Indoor Plants Help Improve Air Quality?

A smiling woman watering a plant on a wooden table.

It’s easy to think of our homes as safe havens. After a long day at work or running errands, there’s no better feeling than returning to the security and comfort of home. That’s why it can be so shocking to learn that the air inside our houses might not be as clean as we think […]

Is Indoor Air Quality Worse Than Outdoors?

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When most people hear the phrase “poor air quality,” they probably imagine smoke-heavy skies and vehicle emissions. Although many of us look outside, it’s important to look inward — right into the cozy refuge that is your home. Many factors can lead to poor indoor air quality, putting you and your family at risk.

How Do You Test the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home?

A man checking a carbon monoxide detector in a Jackon, MS home.

Many people expect their homes to automatically have healthy, clean air. However, there’s a chance that your home’s air is harboring various types of airborne pollutants. Allergens such as dust mites and pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are just some of the contaminants that you may be exposed to. VOCs are more common in […]

What’s the Most Dangerous Indoor Air Pollutant?

A woman blowing her nose in a Jackson, MS, home due to poor indoor air quality.

Many homeowners would like to think that their home’s air is clean and free of harmful contaminants. However, it’s possible that your indoor environment is being affected by airborne pollutants. There can be short-term and long-term health effects of indoor air pollutants, such as heart disease, respiratory diseases, and cancer.

What’s the Best Furnace Air Filter for Your Home?

Environment Masters technician changing air filter in Jackson, MS, home.

Replacing your furnace’s air filter every 30-90 days can enhance energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, and more. Certain types of air filters can trap airborne contaminants such as pet dander, pollen, and dust. However, it’s worth noting that not all furnace filters serve the same purpose. For instance, some air filters are ideal for […]