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

July 14, 2016 |
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…

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Want A More Efficient Air Conditioner?

July 12, 2016 |
WAVE Home Solutions

11 Tips to Green your Air Conditioner. Air conditioners use the most electricity of any home appliance including your heater and hot water heater.

Read the full article at: www.caelusgreenroom.com

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, more than 80% of homeowners were using air conditioners (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 energy consumption and make your ac system is more efficient:

http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2016/06/13/11-tips-green-air-conditioner/

 

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

July 8, 2016 |
WAVE Home Solutions

“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 is “enough?” Water is the most abundant nutrient on Earth. The […]
The post THIS is How Much Water You Should Drink According to Your Weight! appeared first on DavidWolfe.com.

Read the full article at: www.davidwolfe.com

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7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

June 29, 2016 |
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…

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Home Water Filtration

June 21, 2016 |
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…

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The Dangers of Waterborne Parasites 

June 9, 2016 |
WAVE Home Solutions

Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not – regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

Read the full article at: www.news-medical.net

Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two as those who are not – regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. 

The spread of Cryptosporidium can be blamed on a lack of access to clean drinking water and proper toilets. It is resistant to chlorine, which is often used to clean water.

It has been thought that the diarrhea that results from Cryptosporidium infections was causing the dehydration and malnutrition that can lead to stunted growth,” says the study’s leader Poonum Korpe, MD, an assistant scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School. “This study suggests that while diarrhea is certainly a problem, infection with the parasite itself – even if there are no diarrheal symptoms – is causing the malnutrition. These children don’t even get sick and their growth is stunted. We think it’s possible that the parasite is damaging the gut at this early age, making absorption of vital nutrients more difficult.”

While the greatest risk to children is in 3rd world countries, there have been sporadic outbreaks in the United States, typically in the summer when a pool is contaminated with the Cryptosporidium parasite.

Read more about this here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160505/Children-infected-with-Cryptosporidium-parasite-more-likely-to-suffer-from-stunted-growth.aspx?

 

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Is Your Shower Head a Health Hazard?

June 7, 2016 |
WAVE Home Solutions

Did you know one of the dirtiest, most disgusting things in your entire home is the innocent looking shower head in your bathroom even if you use a water filter? This is because shower filters are designed to remove chemicals like chlorine, not necessarily harmful microbes. In fact, the typical shower head is probably far …
The post Avoid Shower Head Sickness (by doing this regularly) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

Read the full article at: www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

Can you believe that one of the dirtiest things in your home may be your shower head? Shower heads, regardless of the model is a favorite and very common breeding ground for a dangerous microbe.  And to think that most of us stand under it several days every week!

The good news is that there is a way you can fix the problem. Read more about the problems and suggested solutions here: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/shower-head-health-tip/

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Want a Healthier Home? Avoid Some of These toxic Products

June 1, 2016 |
Healthy Home design

This article outlines common toxic products you may like to consider banning from your home, plus some healthier alternatives to help you do it.

Read the full article at: wakeup-world.com

You might find it surprising that according to the EPA,  our indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air. Considering that we spend close to 90% of our time indoors, it is imperative that we focus on improving our indoor air quality. 

 

So now that you agree and want to improve the environment for your entire family, where do you begin? 

Read the article at http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/09/toxic-products-to-ban-from-your-home-plus-healthier-alternatives-to-help-you-do-it/ and learn about some toxic products that you can easily avoid. And learn about some healthier options.

 

After you take those steps, look at the 6 Stage Air Purifier being sold by WAVE Home Solutions. Avoiding toxins and purifying the air will make your home a much healthier environment!

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

June 1, 2016 |
5 helpful resources

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…

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Here's Why You Should Consider a Vapor Barrier for your Crawl Space

May 23, 2016 |
WAVE Home Solutions crawl space

Basically a vapor barrier is a plastic sheet which is resistant to water vapor. It’s installed on the warm side of the wadding and prevents humidity getting into the insulation and wall. If water vapor were to get into the wall and insulation, it would reduce its insulation qualities and potentially allow flaws to occur…

Read the full article at: plasticrollsheet.wordpress.com

Crawl Spaces are notorious for bad odors and high humidity. Frequently, those problems start making their way up into the living areas of a home. There are some good affordable solutions that can help.

If your crawl space has dirt floor, then a smart first step would be to install a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a plastic sheet that is resistant to water vapor.

Read about some more advantageous here:

https://plasticrollsheet.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/understanding-the-need-importance-and-advantages-of-vapor-barrier/

 

After installing a vapor barrier, a next good step would be a crawl space ventilation unit which expels musty damp air and replaces it with fresher dry air from floors above, such as, the WAVE Crawl Space Unit.  

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