When a low-VOC paint just isn't enough

When a low-VOC paint just isn't enough

Choosing a low-VOC paint is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a truly clean product for your home.

 Healthy home demo features indoor air quality strategies

Healthy home demo features indoor air quality strategies

Why is a healthy home important? The EPA has said that 46 percent of homes, commercial buildings and schools have an indoor air quality problem due to moisture and mold. LEED indicates in their Green Apple Campaign that 15,000 schools in the U.S.

 Make sure your A/C can stand the heat

Make sure your A/C can stand the heat

When summer temperatures flirt with triple digits across much of the U.S., the health of your air conditioner suddenly become very important.

Ductless HVAC options offer energy efficiency and flexibility

Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on utility costs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 50 percent of an average U.S. home’s energy bill...

Allergies? Use the latest secret to fighting the microorganisms in your home's air

Allergies? Use the latest secret to fighting the microorganisms in your home's air

With growing concern for indoor air quality from those suffering from allergies and asthma, new technology on the market makes it easier to get purified air in your home.

 Habitat homes use HRVs for ventilation and better indoor air

Habitat homes use HRVs for ventilation and better indoor air

Two Habitat for Humanity homes will have lower heating and cooling bills and a steady flow of fresh air with heat recovery ventilation systems from Zehnder. Two Habitat for Humanity homes under construction in Lawrence, Mass., will incorporate ERVs as...

Spray foam insulation helps homes with allergy and asthma prone occupants

Spray foam insulation helps homes with allergy and asthma prone occupants

Because average Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air quality should be high on their list of priorities. To help those people with allergies or asthma, a tight building envelope can keep out external triggers and spray...

Wireless controller links window air conditioner to smart grid

Wireless controller links window air conditioner to smart grid

With the smart-grid ready Kühl room air conditioner, San Antonio residents can take advantage of rebates and utility credits from CPS Energy. San Antonio-based Friedrich Air Conditioning says consumers can save money while CPS Energy has another tool to maintain...

Habitat for Humanity homes feature efficient ventilation fans

Habitat for Humanity homes feature efficient ventilation fans

As Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz tackles work on more than 250 homes, the homes will feature energy-efficient ventilation fans to promote indoor air quality. Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is joining building industry professionals in 35 states and...

Most efficient mini split HVAC system ready for all climates

Most efficient mini split HVAC system ready for all climates

Cooling and heating systems without ductwork have been commonplace in homes throughout Europe and Asia for years. Their efficient design and advanced motors ensure they don't waste energy like traditional central air systems. Aimed at homeowners who spend $1,100 or...

Low-VOC paint now listed in Declare green product listing

Low-VOC paint now listed in Declare green product listing

Non-toxic paint line accepted by Living Building Challenge green products database.

Track local pollen counts and adjust your indoor air purifier remotely

Track local pollen counts and adjust your indoor air purifier remotely

You can track the local pollen count and adjust your air purifier to customize your home's air quality based on your sensitivities and the local conditions. The new Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover is the first air purifier...

5 ways to get rid of indoor allergens in your home

5 ways to get rid of indoor allergens in your home

While many people enjoy the warm weather, spring is also peak allergy season. Despite the beauty of blossoming trees and the chance to run around barefoot in the grass, allergy sufferers are holed up inside as though they're battling a storm. This storm is not the variety of rain or snow.

LG launches multi-zone versions of stylish duct-free HVAC system

LG launches multi-zone versions of stylish duct-free HVAC system

For a stylish alternative to both central HVAC and window-mounted air conditioners, LG Electronics has introduced new multi-zone versions of the unique "Art Cool Gallery" duct-free system. Previously only available for a single zone system, LG's popular Art Cool Gallery...

Prepare your home for the Pollen Vortex

Calling this spring a Pollen Vortex may seem like hype, but following this winter’s harsh temperatures and polar vortex many areas face an intense allergy season this spring. “It’s important to take steps in making your home as allergen-free as...

Zero-VOC natural milk paint still churning 40 years after rediscovery of ancient paint formula

Zero-VOC natural milk paint still churning 40 years after rediscovery of ancient paint formula

An historic all-natural, zero-VOC paint formula was brought back to life when a furniture maker was looking for an authentic finish for Colonial furniture reproductions. In 1974, furniture maker Charles Thibeau from Groton, Mass., rediscovered the natural formulas for milk...

Strategies for improving indoor air quality for asthma sufferers

Strategies for improving indoor air quality for asthma sufferers

Poor indoor air quality can be lethal for those who suffer from asthma. Such tragedy can be averted with some basic tips for prevention and treatment. Each year, there are more than 3,300 deaths due to asthma.

Improve home air quality with a professional air duct cleaning

Air ducts are an important part of heating and cooling systems. They are the "lungs" of a home.

Bathroom fixtures improve indoor air quality

Bathroom fixtures improve indoor air quality

Because people spend the majority of their time in their homes, it is essential that they be safe and comfortable spaces for everyone to live and breathe in. Unfortunately, the indoor space exposes people to many more air pollutants than...

Breathing indoor air may be worse for your health than going outdoors

Breathing indoor air may be worse for your health than going outdoors

When most people think of air pollution, their attention turns outdoors. That’s where the well-known perils lurk, in the form of hazardous particles from vehicle exhaust, power plants, and other common sources. And on days when the outdoor air is...

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