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Month: October 2012

Biological Pollutants

Indoor Air Quality: Biological Pollutants in the Home While outdoor air pollution in densely populated areas are a major health and environmental concern, indoor air pollution often goes unnoticed until health issues arise. Air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest - your […]

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Remedies to Indoor Air Quality Problems

Living Areas Paneling, pressed-wood furniture and cabinetry. These products may release formaldehyde gas. Remedy: Ask about formaldehyde content before buying furniture or cabinets. Some types of pressed-wood products, such as those with phenol resin, emit less formaldehyde. Also, products coated with polyurethane or laminates may reduce formaldehyde emissions. After installation, open windows. Maintain moderate temperature […]

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Air Quality in the Home

Quick Facts... Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke and other sources. Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks. Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers' directions when using […]

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Mold and VoC's

VoC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. Volatile means that the substance vaporizes easily under normal room temperature conditions. Organic is a naturally occurring substance. Compounds are things comprised of 2 or more actions or functions. Relating this to black mold, it is the musty, or moldy smell that occurs as the mold grows on an […]

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Homebuyers: What Really Matters?

Whether it's your first home or one of many, the process of buying a home can be stressful, and a little scary.  Getting a professional home inspection for your new home can give you peace of mind, but also can have be stressful as well, as you review your home inspection report and realize that […]

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Energy Glossary

Glossary of terms Here is a quick overview of terms used in this guide and that you’ll need to know as you gather information about your home heating and cooling options. AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP A heating-cooling unit that transfers heat in either direction between the air outside a home and the indoors. AIR SUPPLY […]

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Conserving Energy

Conserve Energy and Save Money Are your energy bills too high? Is your home not as comfortable as you want it to be? Do you want to do more to protect the environment? Do you have teenagers at home giving your hot water bill a beating? Whatever your situation, this article will help you to […]

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Residential Foundation Insulation

Introduction Homes being constructed today are more energy efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques as well as development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. However, the benefits of foundation insulation are often overlooked. Heat loss from an uninsulated, […]

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Home Insurance Tips

Why You Need Homeowner's Insurance The largest single investment most consumers make is in their home. The consumer can protect their home, possessions, and liability with a homeowners's insurance policy. The Homeowner's insurance policy is a package policy that combines more than one type of insurance coverage in a single policy. There are four types […]

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