Humiditrol Whole-Home Dehumidification System

Humiditrol Whole-Home Dehumidification System

The Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system maintains the optimal level of humidity in your home improving the comfort of your home, and making it healthier.

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Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet- Mold in My Home: What Do I Do?

Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet- Mold in My Home: What Do I Do?

Mold can being to grow in your home under a variety of conditions such as humidity or wetness, by water leaks, spills, or condensation. Spores produced by these molds can cause a variety of health problems, affecting people differently.

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Indoor Air Quality Assessment Checklist

Indoor Air Quality Assessment Checklist

This detailed checklist can be used to determine if health symptoms experienced at home are the result of indoor air quality problems, help you to isolate possible sources, and evaluate your home for potential problems even when health symptoms are not present.

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Houseplants-The Living Air Machine

Houseplants-The Living Air Machine

New research suggests that indoor houseplants can help remove air-borne toxins and carbon dioxide. 87% of air-borne toxic gases emitted from paints, tobacco smoke, synthetic upholstery, and carpets can be removed by houseplants.

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Use Plants to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Use Plants to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Due to toxins contained in cleaning products, paint, and in other items found in the home, the EPA estimates that indoor air quality is form 5 to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. NASA, in a study on house plants, found that indoor plants can remove toxins and help purify indoor air.

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Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Contaminants

Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Contaminants

The easiest and least expensive way to remove dust and contaminants from your home and improve indoor air quality is by changing your furnace filter regularly. In addition, running your furnace fan continuously can improve indoor air quality.

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Indoor Air Quality: Humidity

Indoor Air Quality: Humidity

Excessive humidity is the most dangerous humidity condition for homes in any climate. Excess humidity provides the perfect senario for the growth of mold and dust mites, and adds to wood rot and material degradation. Low humidity usually occurs in the winter months, causing dry itchy skin, nose bleeds, and a sensitivity to chills and drafts.

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Crawl Space

Crawl Space

Many homes lose a significant amount of energy efficiency in the crawl space. Whether your crawl space is ventilated or unventilated, insulating your crawl space is a good investment.

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Paints: A Green by Design Buying Guide

Paints: A Green by Design Buying Guide

This Green by Design buyers guide is created to help you choose eco-friendly paints that can help protect the environment and are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxic chemicals.

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Healthier Living in Your Home

Healthier Living in Your Home

Built Green is an environmental building program designed to provide home buyers with durable, eco-friendly homes that are both cost effective to own and to operate. These homes can offer improved indoor air quality through the selection of eco-friendly materials in the home and proper ventilation.

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Running a Blower Door Test

Running a Blower Door Test

An air leak can result in a 25 percent heat loss in a newly constructed home and a 40 percent loss in older buildings. To get an accurate measurement of your home's tightness, conduct a blower-door test.

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Environmentally Friendly Household Cleaning Products

Environmentally Friendly Household Cleaning Products

any popular household cleaners are expensive and contain toxic ingredients. You can save money and avoid adding these toxic ingredients to your home by instead using common household products for general cleaning.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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