Air contaminants / Guides

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...contaminants and moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damag...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...air filters clean indoor air of viruses too? Yes, high quality air filters with an appropriate MERV or MPR rating can prevent contaminants in outdoor air from...

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Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...air purification - there is no question that plants absorb airborne contaminants, we are just unconvinced that a plant wall can have a noticeable impact on air ...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...air quality magic bullet,” says Michael Waring, an environmental engineer and indoor air quality expert at Drexel University. Another study showed even less a...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...air rises, forcing air out the top portion of your home and drawing in cold air from the bottom to replace it. How much air will be changed depends on how well-...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air quality © Health Canada How much fresh air is enough? It is very difficult for humans to detect low levels of contaminants in their air , ev...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...air than humid air. If you have a mould problem, clean it with detergent. But mould will always come back unless you address the issue that caused it. See our...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor radiant heating Air-to-water heat exchange system as principal heat source Energy usage monitorin...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...contaminants for the next user. It is fairly likely that there are contaminants on them already. You can purchase a liquid or foaming soap dispenser with a to...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...airborne contaminants you will be subjected to during renovations: Wood dust from cutting Dust from cutting drywall and sanding drywall compounds VOCs (...

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Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...contaminants that aggravate and cause serious respiratory illnesses and other health effects. Many toxins can easily be avoided with time spent on research and ...