Air quality / Guides

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. To further protect the air quality in your home, choose formaldehyde free cabinetry materials , a...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water heater work together in boosting the efficiency, and the ceiling fan is a big part of...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...airtight building envelope Buildings benefit from an airtight envelope, since it allows better control over indoor air quality . Airtightness also improves en...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...air quality. Simply due to the rate of air leakage in most buildings, it would be difficult for anything short of an airtight house and a virtual jungle of plan...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...air. Fresh air often has no scent at all. If scented air is a must at your house, try essential oil diffusers or make your own air spray with a 10 - 20 drops of...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

How to Install a Radon Barrier - Slab Floors WATCH MORE VIDEOS FOR SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION Polyethylene barriers below slab floors serve ...

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-...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...airs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality . We aren't advocating stripping every home to the ...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Quality heating equimpment and affordability in operation Exterior durability - building enclosures and water management Interior air quality Interior dur...

Real estate

Real estate

...air quality does it smell fresh, stale, or like chemicals or tobacco smoke? Good quality windows - look for water damage around the interior, signs of air lea...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...air exchanger if necessary . Read more about choosing safe paints , where to buy natural paints , green kitchen renovations and interior air quality in the Ec...

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