Clean indoor air quality / Guides

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...clean, remove it from the plastic wrap and hang it outside to let it air out before wearing it or putting in your closet. 4.) Remember what freshness really smells like - nothing. "Soft Petals" or "Clean Linen" do not actually smell like fresh air. Fresh air often has no scent at all. If scented air is a must at your...

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 air quality benefits from house plants, and concluded that it would take approximately 1,000 plants in a 10 square foot area to achieve the improvement in air qu...

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 being distributed around your home , they also filter the air being recirculated within the home, through the ductwork and which leads to cleaner indoor air by...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...air conditioners or even a chimney cleaning. Regular servicing is worth the money; it will pay for itself through less wear and a longer lifespan of equipment, but also in more efficient operation, and above all, healthier indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to r...

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

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

...indoor air quality here: Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing better home furnace filters to help stop virus spread 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices How to maintain healthy indoor air quality Find more about green home construction in th...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by brin...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by brin...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...indoor air quality . © Ecohome Melamine, typically on particle board, can be high in VOCs and formaldehyde . And even though it's a common kitchen and bathroom building material, it's quite susceptible to heat and moisture damage. Look into plywood cabinets for improved durability and better air quality. ...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...cleaner indoor air, and improved health. It's very difficult in the modern age to create a home free of contaminants while keeping the amenities we are accustomed too, but look at it as a cumulative effect. You will be exposed everywhere you go, so try to keep your home air as clean as you can. One big-ticket item we...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...quality. Poor-quality windows will generate a lot more condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be caused by high indoor relative humidity , the cause of this is also worth investigating). Lift the duct covers to see how clean they are underneath; they can be ...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...clean, untreated wood and use natural non-toxic paints to protect indoor air quality. What do International pallet stamps look like? We were curious to find out what all those stamps on pallets meant, so here goes... This is the information on an IPPC stamped pallet which help to identify which should be saf...