I’m sure you have all seen the pink ribbons emblazoned on practically everything – but have you ever really stopped and thought about what they stand for? More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease. Breast cancer is still [...]
Recently, ACHR News published an interesting article that covered what’s driving home performance among contractors and homeowners. In this week's print issue was dedicated to home performance contracting. It covered a variety of topics, but the drivers could be summed up in two words: technology and knowledge. You can read the full article here.
You have to start thinking about your home's ventilation. There is a good chance you're over-ventilating, wasting money, and making your home uncomfortable. The alternative is that you're under-ventilating. Allowing chemicals, moisture, and carbon dioxide to build up in the home. Most are not life threatening, but can cause mold, mildew, or home sickness.
More than 500 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year, according to the CDC. More than 25,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 6,000 others are hospitalized.
Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, typically striking victims in their sleep.
CO is produced by burning fuel in [...]
Indoor Air Quality is the air quality in a home, especially as it relates to the health and comfort the occupants. Recognizing and minimizing common pollutants indoors can help reduce indoor health issues. Effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced immediately or, years down the road.
Immediate Health Impacts
Health effects may appear directly after [...]
It's the middle of September and Fall is upon us. That means winter is just around the corner. It’s time to get ready for some cool nights that could make a home uncomfortable. Here’s what you need to do to make sure your home heating system is in appropriate shape.
Stock Up on Filters
If you have a [...]
Every region of the country has either floods, blizzards, rainstorms, hailstorms or worse. If your unit is damaged during one of aforementioned; there are important steps that should be followed. You can also protect your unit before the storm. Here are some ways to protect your unit and what to do once damage occurs.
Prep your [...]
As the White House recently reminded us, September is National Preparedness Month. A month dedicated to assessing and preparing for local disasters and unplanned emergencies. In a 2016, Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness found that 65% of Americans do not have an adequate emergency plan. 41% aren’t confident with local emergency plans [...]
Ragweed is a flowering plant that comes from the sunflower family. Unfortunately, once this plant takes root in a given area, it is very difficult to completely rid the area of ragweed. While many people regard spring as prime pollen season, one type of pollen wreaks havoc in the late summer and fall. Ragweed [...]
PR Newswire recently featured a new study conducted by industry leader Broan-NuTone about homeowners’ understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ). What it concluded was interesting.
The survey results affirmed that homeowners are concerned about poor IAQ. However, it revealed, “many of us lack the practical understanding of how to eliminate unhealthy air from our homes.” [...]