Andrea de Vizcaya Ruiz quoted in Forbes Valentine article

AirUCI faculty Andrea de Vizcaya Ruiz is quoted in a Valentines Day article in Forbes on the benefits of sitting by a fire and how fire features increase home valuation.  “Sitting by a fireplace generates a soothing and relaxing feeling, tranquility, and enjoyment,” she said and pointed to studies showing that blood pressure decreases and relaxation increases from sitting near fireplaces. However, emissions can trigger adverse health effects depending on the fuel source, more so in enclosed spaces.  Keeping 2-3 feet between most users and wood-burning fire features outside is recommended, while adequate ventilation and distance are key with indoor fireplaces, she notes.  Read the article

Tuesday, February 14, 2023