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What You Should Know about ENERGY STAR®

 

The government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Fall is Ragweed Season

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 [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Homeowners Misinformed About Airborne Dangers in Homes, Research Says

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.” [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Unsealed ducts allow warm air to meet cool air causing condensation.

Add moisture to a dark environment and….. MOLD
Mold and Health

A wide range of health impacts can result from exposure to molds. Common symptoms include headaches, chronic sinus infections, breathing issues, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and asthma. All molds have the potential for causing health problems, though susceptibility to these effects varies widely among individuals. [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home||0 Comments

The New Home HVAC Dilemma for Homeowners, Contractors

PR Newswire just published some shocking insights backed by the EPA about residential new construction, “Four in 10 Custom Homes in the U.S. Are Built with Improper HVAC Systems.” Read the full article here.

 

When building a new home, there are a lot of different priorities for homeowners to consider: appliances, paint colors, countertops, cabinets, [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home||0 Comments

Home Health Concerns? Consider Whole House Testing

Recently, one of our CI members and Washington-based contractor Barron Heating & Cooling in Bellingham, WA shared an incredible homeowner story.

 

One of its service techs had assessed that a particular homeowner needed new HVAC equipment. During the assessment, the homeowner added she had significant health issues, including an extreme rash on her face which [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home||0 Comments

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Allergies

General good housekeeping, and maintenance of heating and air conditioning equipment, are very important to improving your indoor air quality. Adequate ventilation and good air distribution also help. Learn more about the allergens that can impact your health.
 

Pollen: Pollen is common outdoors but can also make its way inside the home. During spring months [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Spring has Sprung: Time for a Few Chores!

It's official - even though it may not feel like it outside, spring has arrived. Now is the time to tackle some of the "projects" that old winter may have left behind.

Clean the Gutters - Check to make sure your gutters are still attached properly and are hole free. Gutters are an integral piece [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||1 Comment

We are all so quick to forget…

We've all done it. We forget the small things that can become a big problem.
Remember the last time you forgot to set your alarm? Or even worse.... the night you forgot to charge your phone.

As tragic as these forgetful days seem, they are not life changing.

A few of the easy to forget items below [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home||0 Comments