Your Winter Workout - How Poor Air Quality Keeps Your Fitness Falling Short

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Dec 13, 2017 10:10:16 PM

The season's frigid temperatures has fitness enthusiasts seeking shelter for their active lifestyles, but what kind of air will you be pumping into your lungs through the months ahead?

While physical activity is a crucial part of wellness, the quality of the air you breathe plays a constant role in your overall health. 

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Residential, Fitness

Smart Homes for Smart Homeowners: How Your Household and HVAC System Can Work For You

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Dec 12, 2017 1:21:03 PM

Once thought of as futuristic and exclusive, we have finally reached the age where smart home technology has settled into the common household.

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Topics: Residential, Smarthome

Air Pollution Poses Largest Threat to Children

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Dec 8, 2017 10:50:17 AM

It may be common knowledge that outdoor air pollution is incredibly damaging to our bodies, but are you aware of the risks posed by indoor air pollutants to children?

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Residential

How Poor Indoor Air Can Keep You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Dec 6, 2017 8:09:02 AM

We all know that eating healthy and exercise are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but did you know the indoor air you breathe is also vital to your health?

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Residential

Smart Home, Smart Costs: The Future of Residential HVAC is In Your Hands

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Nov 14, 2017 12:18:00 AM

As the rise of smart homes continues world-wide, homeowners and tech-enthusiasts agree on a driving force behind this skyrocketing concept: unprecedented efficiency, and savings that are adding up.

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Topics: Residential

Are You Certain that the Air Your Kids are Breathing is Mold-Free?

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Nov 12, 2017 11:35:29 PM

The season for sneezing has arrived and with rain outside comes mold growth inside the house.

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Topics: Residential

19 Winter Energy Saving Tips For The Home To Keep Old Man Winter At Bay

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Oct 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Although still a couple months away, now is the time to begin preparing your home and yourself for the winter months.

Keep Old Man Winter at bay with these 19 winter energy saving tips for the home that you can complete during fall. 

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Residential

How Facilities Managers Can Reduce Tenant Complaints: Be Proactive With HVAC Maintenance

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Oct 16, 2017 9:20:00 AM

As an FM, it will definitely not come as a surprise to you that the vast majority of tenant complaints are about the building being too hot or too cold, far surpassing other problems such as lighting, noise levels and space limitations. While you might not think a few degrees too hot or cold is going to result in your tenants fleeing, businesses are become increasingly aware of the impact office comfort can have on results.

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Topics: Facility Management, HVAC, Business

How to Deal with Difficult Building Occupants

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Oct 10, 2017 10:35:00 AM

As an FM, you’re faced with a barrage of challenges on a daily basis - fixing them is your job after all. But being on the front-lines and regularly facing people’s displeasure can grind you down. And it’s worse when it’s simply not your fault. Difficult people exist, we’ve all encountered them.

From the guy who is just ALWAYS right, even though what he’s demanding is not in his contract. To that woman who won’t listen when you’ve told her for the 100th time that the building controlled heat isn’t on higher in her unit, she just has west facing windows. Though it’s hard to resist at times, blowing up at difficult people or ignoring their complaints is not a great way to run a facility efficiently.

Here’s how to deal with difficult building occupants (in a productive way!)

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Topics: property management, property managers, Business

How Managers of Facilities Can Foster Better Workplace Productivity

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Oct 9, 2017 5:43:01 PM

If you’re a Facilities Manager of an office building or another type of workspace, you have a role to play in encouraging workplace productivity. If your occupants are happy and successful, this is certainly good news for you and the building owners. But whether you’re an FM of an office building or not, workplace productivity should be on your radar.

Every building requires contractors or employees to keep things working smoothly. Making sure these guys are productive should be top of your list to keep costs down and boost efficiency.

Here’s how FMs can encourage workplace productivity.

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Topics: Facility Management, Business