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Ricotta Heating & Air: St. Louis area indoor air quality specialists for older homes

In a previous blog, I noted that improved energy efficiency of newer homes sometimes leads to poor air quality. But what about older homes – and there are plenty here in the greater St. Louis area — what can be … Continue reading

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Ricotta Heating & Air keeps you in the know: New home energy efficiency can lead to POOR air quality?

That’s right, and I was just as surprised as you! Here’s how this can happen: Newer homes often boast of ‘airtight construction,’ designed to improve energy efficiency. Newer high efficiency heating and cooling systems continuously re-circulate existing indoor air, which … Continue reading

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Dust Mites and Indoor Air Quality

Dust mites eat skin cells people shed; they thrive in warm, humid temperature environments such as the weather we’re having now.  According to the Mayo Clinic, dust mites are relatives of  spiders, but are too small to see without a microscope.   … Continue reading

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VOC’s Affect Indoor Air Quality From St. Louis To St. Ann

“The air in your home may not be as clean as it seems,” observes the Rodale News. “We’re too concerned with the dirt that we see and not concerned enough about the filth we breathe in, namely all the particles … Continue reading

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St. Louis FAQ on IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)

What is the cause of poor IAQ? According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), inadequate ventilation is the primary cause of indoor air pollution in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air … Continue reading

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