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Why You Should Be Idle Free

Being idle-free might seem too simple, or maybe it’s so simple you don’t think it will make a difference. According to the EPA, on average, every gallon of gasoline burned creates about 8,887 grams of CO2. CO2 is the gas that contributes to ozone. Your car also releases CH4 and N20 along with the CO2. Those particles get stuck in our air when we have inversion or ozone.

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Teleworking: Why You Should Be Doing It

By now, you’ve probably had a taste of teleworking. One positive thing that came from the COVID-19 pandemic is that working from home became more common. It was an effective way to reduce the spread of the virus and keep people healthy, but teleworking can also improve your health in other ways. In fact, teleworking is the solution to multiple health issues, one of the most prominent being air quality.

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Why You Should Look Into The Rocky Mountain Power WattSmart Program

When we talk about clearing the air, things like active transportation and reducing idling might be the first things that come to mind. While those are staple ways to help Utah’s air, there are plenty of other ways to make an impact inside your own home. Our partner, Rocky Mountain Power, is making it worth your while to make air-continuous updates to your home with their WattSmart program.

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3 Reasons To Use Gas Heating Instead of Wood-Buring

Utah’s air quality is a common concern for most residents. According to an article published by the SLC Tribune, “A home heated with wood emits as much particulate pollution as 200 homes heated with natural gas and as many volatile organic compounds as 500 homes.” Since 2018, Utah has instated regulations and restrictions on wood-burning based on air quality. While there are great resources to keep an eye on the air quality and when wood-burning restrictions are in place, the best-case scenario is to make the switch from wood-burning to gas heating. So why make the switch?

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The Summer Pollution Predator: Ground Level Ozone

We often see clear skies in Utah during the summer months, but there is still a pollution predator affecting our air quality that may not be as well known. Just like a real villain, ground ozone is sneaky. It strikes even when the weather is good.

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