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9 Quick Tricks to Keep Your House Clean and Healthy

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home ventilation system

A clean environment is a healthy environment. Your priority list for house cleaning may begin with clearing away clutter and scrubbing surface grime, but it undoubtedly also extends to removing contaminants from your air and water. Life gets busy, however, and in the hectic scramble of meeting work and family commitments it can be difficult to get to all the cleaning tasks on your list. Here are nine time-saving tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy, and pleasant even on busy days. … continue reading

The Significance of Iron: Good in Your Body, Bad in Your Water

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water filtration system: iron in your water

Iron is all around us: beneath our feet in the ground, inside every cell in our bodies and even in some of the air we breathe. It’s the second most common metal in the earth’s crust, and yet 25 percent of the world’s population suffers anemia from not ingesting enough of it. Given this fact, it may seem like a good thing to have iron in the water you drink. While iron is essential to our health and well-being, however, we should get most of this nutrient from the foods we eat rather than from our drinking water. Here’s why you may need a water filtration system. … continue reading

How to Keep Your House Cool (Even During a Heat Wave)

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how to keep your house cool during a heat wave

When temperatures spike, it's easy for utility bills to spike right along with them. The availability of home air conditioning systems together with the accumulation of warm, humid air inside your house can tempt you to dial down your AC thermostat setting to “arctic.” You do have some additional options, however, that can help you scale back your air conditioner use and still keep your house cool, healthy and comfortable. Here are some tips to maximize the benefits you get from your summer energy expenditure. … continue reading

Who Has the Best Tap Water in America?

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water purification systems

Being healthy requires good eating and drinking habits. In other words, you are what you consume every day. So, when you drink a lot of water, it’s best to have access to a high-quality source. Americans are fortunate to have in-home drinking water supplies. However, not all cities are lucky enough to have high-quality water straight from the tap. For this reason, organizations across the country devote time and effort to improving city or municipal water. Since Americans consume a large quantity of water, making sure that it is safe and healthy is essential. Companies such as Wave Home … continue reading

This Is A Scary Report Regarding Indoor Air Pollutants

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  Perhaps you are aware that air fresheners and household cleaning products make the air in your home unhealthy. But you may be unaware as to how dangerous they really are. A landmark report in England claims that  “indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe”. While the report highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide from faulty heaters and boilers, what's scarier is the risk of air pollution from common items such as air fresheners and cleaning products. The problem of indoor air pollution is compounded by the recent efforts to … continue reading

Detox the Air in Your Home Easily With These Purifying Plants

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detoxifying indoor plants for your home

Is your home suffering from “sick home syndrome”? This all-too-common condition occurs when indoor air pollutants build up in the air inside your home, causing symptoms such as allergies and headaches. Although the most effective form of indoor air purification is a high-quality air purifier or a whole house ventilation system, plants can also help to clean the air inside your home. What Are Indoor Air Pollutants? One of the most concerning indoor air pollutants is formaldehyde, which is found in high levels in certain types of laminate flooring. Formaldehyde can trigger asthma symptoms … continue reading

5 Evil Culprits of Basement Moisture (And How to Fix It)

5 culprits of basement moisture
5 culprits of basement moisture

People use their basements for many things. Perhaps yours is a storage space for old furniture and clothes. Or maybe you've turned it into a guest bedroom or a bedroom for your kids. Maybe it's a home gym, or perhaps you've built it into your dream man cave or woman cave. Regardless of how you make use of your basement space, one thing is for sure: moisture is not conducive to any of it. Basement moisture is a major and widespread problem for more reasons than just limiting the basement's use: It's a health and sanitation issue due to its effect on indoor air quality and its tendency to … continue reading

Want A More Efficient Air Conditioner?

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Several appliances in your home use a lot of electricity.  An air conditioner is certainly one of them. More and more homeowners are now using air conditioning.  As of more than 10 years ago, it was more than 80% of homeowners (although not all were using central air conditioning). And that number has only gone up since them. So how can we save on our electric bill. Well, shutting off the ac is not really an option for many of us during these hot summer months. But that does not mean there is nothing we can do about it. Read the 11 tips linked below and you can start reducing your … continue reading

Not Everyone Should Be Drinking the Same Amount of Water. How Much Should You Drink?

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Many of our past blogs have discussed the importance of filtering your water, whether it's your drinking water or the water you and your family bathe and shower in. In this blog, we discuss the importance of drinking water. Studies have shown that more than half the children and adolescents in the United States are not getting enough hydration. “Drink more water” is a common piece of advice. Whether the problem is frequent headaches, dizziness, dry skin or trying to reach a weight loss goal, drinking enough water can be a helpful solution to a number of health problems. But exactly how much … continue reading

7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier
7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

Have you thought about buying an air purifier before, but have been overwhelmed by the thought of making a responsible choice? The process of choosing an air purifier can be daunting if you don’t know much about what you’re looking for. You may find yourself wondering what level of filtration you need and what contaminants you should be most worried about. To get started, here are seven tips that can serve as a guide for choosing the right air purifier for you and your home. … continue reading