New Online Course Teaches How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

To educate anyone involved in the building design or construction industry about the importance of indoor air quality and ways to improve it using balanced ventilation systems, Zehnder America is offering an online continuing education course through AEC Daily.

Homeowners Beware When Choosing a Heating and Cooling Contractor

Homeowners Beware When Choosing a Heating and Cooling Contractor

Homeowners should be very careful before choosing a heating and cooling contractor for their home. There are huge differences in quality and professionalism throughout the industry. The "best" contractors will typically be members of one or more professional contractor associations.

IAQ and Back-To-School Success

IAQ and Back-To-School Success

You may be surprised to learn that many U.S. homes are not as healthy for learning and growing as you might have thought. In fact, the EPA has ranked indoor air quality among the top five environmental dangers.

Steeple Chase Builders Retrofit: Homeowners Impact

Steeple Chase Builders Retrofit: Homeowners Impact

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded Cape home in southern New Hampshire with a Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system.

A Well Performing Home is No Sweat

A Well Performing Home is No Sweat

So we all know how humidity impacts us when we are outside – but, did you ever consider what humidity levels are doing to your indoor living space?

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded cape home in southern New Hampshire for a couple with a Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system. The house had been air sealed to reduce leakage and save energy within the last couple years, but lack of adequate ventilation caused indoor air quality and mold growth.

Why Get a Furnace Tune-Up Now?

Why Get a Furnace Tune-Up Now?

Chances are very good that your neighborhood HVAC professional receives dozens of calls each Fall from frantic homeowners dealing with a furnace breakdowns or other cold-weather emergency. And in most cases, these emergencies could have been easily avoided with a simple inspection and tune-up at the start of the cold season.

What Does 40 Lbs. of Household Dust Look Like?

What Does 40 Lbs. of Household Dust Look Like?

Held together by static electricity, these pesky formations grow larger as they collect common airborne particles.

ENERGY STAR for Homes v2

ENERGY STAR for Homes v2

In the past, the ENERGY STAR program has focused almost exclusively on products alone, but installation – including duct sealing – is just as important to energy efficiency.

Lubberland's Edge: Net-Zero Home Focuses on Indoor Air Quality

Lubberland's Edge: Net-Zero Home Focuses on Indoor Air Quality

When Norbert and Robin were designing their retirement dream home in southeastern New Hampshire, they were inspired by the concept of dynamic energy efficiency. Four energy-efficient systems were used to ensure comfort throughout the year while promoting indoor air quality.

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.

The Benefits of a Zehnder Fresh Air Machine in Your Home

Think for a moment about how the experience of breathing fresh air cleans your mind, calms your mood, and revitalizes your body. Now imagine that feeling every minute in your home, the temperature is comfortable, and that freshness is always there.

ENERGY STAR Program Highlights Duct and HVAC Sealing

ENERGY STAR Program Highlights Duct and HVAC Sealing

Now homeowners interested in ENERGY STAR level performance will have more than simply price on which to base their purchasing decision.

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tight houses often mean that pollutants can be trapped inside, creating an indoor air pollution problem.

AHR innovation awards announced

AHR innovation awards announced

The annual competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

As homebuilders learn to construct tight envelopes, ventilation becomes a bigger part of building a comfortable, high performing home.

3 Cool Products I Saw at the Passive House Conference

3 Cool Products I Saw at the Passive House Conference

Last month I attended the conference of the North American Passive House Network in New York City. Here are the three products that most caught my eye at the NAPHN passive house conference.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.

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