Improving the Indoor Air Quality of a Home

Jeremiah Caughron is an experienced sales professional for Aire Serv, a heating and air conditioning company. There, Mr. Caughron maintains new and existing accounts and provides customers with product and service recommendations. Jeremiah Caughron can handle a variety of customer concerns, including indoor air quality.

When indoor pollutants are present, a building’s occupants may experience short- and long-term effects. Short-term effects may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat. Long-term effects may include respiratory diseases, heart disease, or even cancer.

Several biological elements, including animal dander, house dust, mites, cockroaches, pollen and mold can negatively impact a building’s indoor air quality. Many of these elements, which are small enough to be inhaled, can trigger allergic reactions, sickness, or asthma attacks. Children, people who are elderly, or people who have respiratory problems usually suffer the most.

To improve a home’s indoor air quality, here are a few steps you can take:

– Practice good housekeeping. Keep draperies, furniture, and carpets clean. Dust frequently, and keep surfaces clean.

– Maintain heating and air conditioning equipment. Systems should be inspected annually by qualified professionals.

– Make sure a home has appropriate ventilation and air distribution. A qualified HVAC professional can evaluate a home and suggest modifications such as air filtration systems.

– Control moisture levels in the home. Experts recommend maintaining a relative humidity of 30 to 50 percent to control the growth of biological substances.

– Engage a pest-control company. Pest-control experts can eliminate unwanted insects and rodents and their related pollutants.

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Sunset Photography Tips for Beginners

Sunset Photography
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Jeremiah Caughron has owned Tayga Texas, LLC, a commercial construction and property services company, since 2017. He also oversees all sales activities and services as a sales manager at Aire Serv. Away from work, Jeremiah Caughron enjoys taking nature photographs. His preferred subjects range from sunsets to rural roadways, as well as animals such as elk, coyotes, bobcats, and deer.

First time photographers are often attracted to sunsets. Though sunsets may seem like obvious subjects, particularly for outdoors enthusiasts, it can be difficult to capture the full beauty of a sunset in a picture. Fortunately, a few simple tips can help beginner photographers improve their photographs of sunsets.

To begin, individuals should always remember to maintain a clean lens. Photographers should strive to keep a clean lens at all times, but it is of particular importance when shooting in nature, as dirt, dust, water, and other debris frequently come in contact with the camera. Next, photographers should consider using a tripod when shooting pictures of a sunset. Tripods allow photographers to home in on the optimal composition and exposure settings, key elements of sunset scenes, which often feature challenging light conditions.

Photographers are advised to shoot sunsets in wide angle, then zoom in as needed. Wide shots provide several benefits in landscape photography. When it comes to sunsets, wide shots highlight the starburst effect that makes so many sunset photos so striking. Similarly, sunset photography should be shot in RAW image format, which captures more image data than other modes.

Additional tips include shooting in aperture priority mode, taking photos at a high aperture setting (stopping down the aperture for maximum depth of field), and maintaining low ISO settings.