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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

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

how to keep your house cool during a heat wave
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

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

Taking the Guesswork Out of Home Water Filtration

WATER FILTRATION 101
WATER FILTRATION 101

As the United States continues to experience a crisis with aging water distribution systems, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what’s in your own home’s water supply. The thought that your water might be contaminated in any way can be alarming, especially when you’ve grown up believing that having access to clean, pure water is as simple as turning on the tap. The first solution that comes to mind when you consider water quality issues is probably to use a water filter. However, not all filtration systems are created equal. To begin with, each water filtration system will have … continue reading

5 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Home’s Well-Being

5 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Home's Well-Being
5 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Home's Well-Being

Your home is your haven. You want a strong foundation and the healthiest home environment possible to support quality of life and optimum health for you and your loved ones. The Internet has a wealth of resources for tips and tricks to keep your home in peak shape. Here are five helpful links to consult for information regarding energy savings, water filtration tips, indoor air quality, basement moisture control and more. Each of these blogs offers specific strategies for home improvement for healthier living, as well as recent industry news and links to other useful sources. We are the … continue reading

Your Checklist to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

your checklist to get your home ready for summer
your checklist to get your home ready for summer

Summer is just around the corner, and that means long days of hot sun beating down on your home will be here before you know it. Instead of waiting, it’s important to properly prepare your home now, before summer hits. To keep things manageable, it’s best to break up your summer preparations into a few key areas. Here’s how to get started after your spring cleaning is done. … continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home

SPRING CLEANING TIPS
SPRING CLEANING TIPS

The ritual of spring cleaning has been going on for centuries. Although most of us no longer have to throw open the windows to get rid of the buildup of grime from whale and kerosene oils used during the winter months, there are many other good reasons to clean your home when spring rolls around. While you’re washing the walls and scrubbing the floors, remember that not all dirt is visible. For instance, poor ventilation and air flow may be affecting the air quality in your home. Make your home a healthier place to live with these spring cleaning tips. … continue reading

How to Ventilate Properly While Painting Your Home

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Homes that lack an air ventilation system often contain trapped moisture and other pollutants in the air, resulting in an unsafe living environment. This is especially true when you are working on a home improvement project, such as painting. Awhole-house ventilation system allows fresh, clean air to flow in and out of all rooms, while maintaining an optimal humidity level indoors. The following guide offers ventilation advice you’ll need to stay safe when sprucing up your home with fresh paint. … continue reading