18 Jun 2019

Leading Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) firm honored as a “Top Emerging Business in the U.S. 2019” by Diversity Advocate OMNIKAL Clearwater, FL OMNIKAL has championed the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing the “Top Businesses in America”. Since 1999 the Top Emerging Business award has showcased diverse companies that have established themselves in the community, continue to […]

04 Jun 2019

Midwest flooding risks come from regional agricultural production, commercial pollution and sewage overflow. Residents of impacted areas need to be vigilant. Cleanup poses risks because harmful bacteria, molds, protozoa and viruses linger long after flooding recedes. Davenport, IA – Midwest flooding risks rise with the waters of the mighty Mississippi river and its tributaries. Weeks […]

28 May 2019

By Jacklyn Reilly, Guest Contributor Americans spend over 1,800 hours at work, the vast majority of which is spent indoors. So, providing clean indoor air is vital to employees. Employees improve their filtration system at home but what happens once they arrive at work? If steps haven’t been taken to improve air quality here, then […]

21 May 2019

HVAC coil testing is important to determine the amount of obstruction or level of fouling before cleaning. Measurement and verification (M&V) shows what areas of the coil need the most attention. It establishes a baseline for the amount of airflow passing through the coil. Tests taken after cleaning are then compared to the baseline. A […]

14 May 2019

Clean Air Month is celebrated each May. It originally began as Clean Air Week sponsored by the American Lung Association (ALA) in 1972. The original intention to bring awareness to the connection between clean air and respiratory health remains unchanged. In 1994 the campaign was expanded to a whole month! Why Air Quality is Important […]

08 May 2019

HVAC deferred maintenance is a serious problem that often goes overlooked. Building owners or managers think they are saving money. But in reality, the hidden costs of HVAC deferred maintenance compound over time. The Domino Effect HVAC deferred maintenance impacts building operations and occupant safety. When one area of the HVAC gets compromised other areas […]

30 Apr 2019

Buildings are havens for asthma and allergy triggers. This article will take a look at how to identify and minimize their impact to occupants. Everybody knows how outdoor air affects seasonal allergies. But what about indoor air quality? Even with the most rigorous housekeeping allergy triggers still thrive indoors. Asthma and allergies affect more than […]

09 Apr 2019

Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated bird droppings can lead to several diseases, including a pulmonary disease called Cryptococcosis. Birds affect HVAC systems and equipment in many ways. Some ways are obvious. Others? Not so much. Let’s take a look at how birds affect HVAC systems from a mechanical and building health standpoint. HVAC […]

02 Apr 2019

Each April the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focuses on the importance of the educational indoor air quality(IAQ) with National Healthy Schools Day. National Healthy Schools Day was founded in 2002 by the Healthy Schools Network. Its main purpose is to raise awareness about the important roles IAQ  and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) play in […]