Crawl space encapsulation keeps homes healthy

Crawl space encapsulation keeps homes healthy

Although homeowners rarely visit their crawl space, it is important to keep this in good condition. Keeping it unclean and moist can lead to risks to homeowners, their families and their homes – not to mention the structure's performance. Crawl space encapsulation is a method of sealing the crawl space.

New Supply Fan Manages Indoor Air Flow

The moment a window is opened, dust, allergens, and other air-borne particulates enter the home and settle on every surface,

New Monitor Displays Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality

New Monitor Displays Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality

It offers three-day outdoor air quality forecasts and provides tailored recommendations to optimize air quality and minimize air pollution exposure.

Smart Bath Fans Battle Home Moisture Problems

Smart Bath Fans Battle Home Moisture Problems

Those long showers people enjoy so much could be hurting the very house they live in.

Study: Green Homes Affected by Toxic Building Materials

Study: Green Homes Affected by Toxic Building Materials

Indoor air quality is a concern especially in low-income and minority communities as studies show levels of indoor pollutants are often higher in these groups.

Improve Indoor Air Quality With These Tips

Improve Indoor Air Quality With These Tips

There’s this expression where we say something about going out for some fresh air, which is well and good. But do we really have to go out just get some fresh air? Granted, that the air outside will always be more refreshing (unless you live in a high-rise in the middle of a city of a half million people).

NASA Developing Air Filters That Change Color When Dirty

NASA Developing Air Filters That Change Color When Dirty

Poor indoor air quality is widely associated with significant negative health impacts, but it's hard to know if an air filter is actually working.

Study: Airborne Pollutants are the Biggest Health Threat

Study: Airborne Pollutants are the Biggest Health Threat

Air filters on the market today can capture 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size.

 Share your best energy saving advice and win heat-busting prizes

Share your best energy saving advice and win heat-busting prizes

U.S. homeowners can demonstrate their efficiency I.Q. by sharing their best energy-saving advice and win prizes.

Whole home ventilation system fights moisture and pollutants

Indoor air often carries more harmful or irritating substances than outdoor air.

Survey says homeowners are looking for healthier homes

A majority of Americans say having a healthy home is important to them (98 percent), and define such a space as one that has a calming atmosphere (91 percent), is energy efficient (93 percent) and is filled with natural light...

Study: Your home may be making you sick

Study: Your home may be making you sick

New research in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality. European, Australian and UK researchers, led by...

Top 10 household items impacted by humidity levels

Top 10 household items impacted by humidity levels

From antique furniture and photo albums to pianos and even wine, low humidity levels can wreak havoc on many of our prized possessions.

Hot showers aren't the only cause of foggy bathroom mirrors

Hot showers aren't the only cause of foggy bathroom mirrors

Many homeowners don't realize that a foggy bathroom mirror is a sign of a bigger issue.

A free smartphone app helps you beat air pollution

A free smartphone app helps you beat air pollution

Because air pollution levels can vary widely over the course of even a few hours, consumers could significantly decrease their environmental health risk by avoiding excessive exposure at peak times.

Smart thermostat detects outdoors allergens for better indoor air quality

Smart thermostat detects outdoors allergens for better indoor air quality

There are a lot of smart thermostats on the market, but a new system from Lennox can crank up the ventilation when it detects outdoor allergens.

Central vacuum systems leave no dust particle behind

Central vacuum systems leave no dust particle behind

Life is messy, but homeowners can feel better about life's messes, big or small, knowing they have the right tools to clean their homes.

Everything you need to know about indoor air pollution

Everything you need to know about indoor air pollution

While air pollution gets a lot of attention, the air inside homes may be more dangerous.

Are you sure your family is breathing clean air in your home?

Are you sure your family is breathing clean air in your home?

While indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, parents are not always aware of the steps they can take to make the air inside their homes cleaner for the families.

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

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