Indoor air quality

Case study: heat pump water heaters & damp basements

By Steve Caulfield If you need a new water heater and your basement is somewhat humid and musty, you might…

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It all starts at the bottom: tips for constructing a healthy, energy efficient foundation

AN IMPROPERLY BUILT foundation can be a primary culprit of both indoor air quality and energy problems in homes. Whether…

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Indoor air quality spotlight: radon

IN MAINE, HIGH levels of radon gas occur naturally in our soil and water, a result of the breakdown of…

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Renovating a basement into a healthy, energy-efficient living space

Renovating a basement space is a great way to increase the living area of your home. However, transforming a Maine…

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10 tips to improve your home air quality

We often think of air pollution as being an outside problem. But in fact, indoor air (where people spend most…

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Houseplants to improve indoor air quality

You may be surprised to learn that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the air…

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The Furniture We Breathe: Home Furnishing & Indoor Air Quality

By Heather Chandler Home is our respite; a place where we feel safe. So it may be surprising to learn…

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Musings from the floor: My experience with an off-gassing couch

Heather Chandler January 3, 2013 This morning, the furniture store came to pick up my new, super sexy, contemporary, sectional…

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DIY: Greener Cleaners

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in our homes can be many times  more polluted than the air…

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