Tag Archives: Indoor Air Quality

Is The Air In Your Home Healthy?

How can the air  inside our homes be so bad for us? Over the years, buildings have been made  more airtight to conserve energy. Unfortunately, when air is trapped inside the  home, so are the pollutants. EPA studies have found … Continue reading

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The Joy of Caulking

Caulk is a flexible material used to seal air leaks through cracks, gaps, or joints less than 1-quarter-inch wide between stationary building components and materials. For components that move — doors and operable windows, for example — weatherstripping is the … Continue reading

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The 4 Factors of Comfort

….for most people, most of the time, the range of conditions that we’re comfortable in is pretty narrow. If the temperature’s between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity (RH) between 30% and 70%, we’re more or less … Continue reading

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Save $ By Reclaiming Energy from Your Home Ventilation Exhaust

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help make mechanical ventilation more cost effective by reclaiming energy from exhaust airflows. HRVs use heat exchangers to heat or cool incoming fresh air, recapturing 60 to 80 percent of the conditioned temperatures that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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Benefits of a LEED certified School

It is Back-to-School time! Does your child attend a LEED certified school? LEED schools have increased daylighting which increases test scores. Better indoor air quality means fewer sick days! Daylight Increases Scores In terms of student performance, daylighting has been … Continue reading

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LEED Homes go above and beyond

LEED Homes go above and beyond EnergyStar and HERS rated homes. A LEED home takes into account, Energy, Water Use, Materials, Indoor Air Quality and more. Learn more about what makes a LEED home special. http://ow.ly/cTT4f

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