Clean indoor air / 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...

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...

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. Always choose non-toxic building materials, and low or zero VOC paints and finishes . Avoid chemical cleaning agents; read here about how to clean a home using non-toxic safe cleaners . Avoid adding scents; read here about the impact of fragrances on indoor air quality . Have air-handling units regularly m...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...air intake by an easy third, so keep an eye out in the fall. If checking and cleaning mechanical equipment is not your thing, contact a local HVAC company (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and have it be part of a regular maintenance of furnaces, air conditioners or even a chimney cleaning. Regular servicin...

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 or our health - and can cause some very nasty reactions if accidently mixed with the wrong products in the home. Clean surfaces with UV easily (but with care) Scrubbing surfaces with a disinfectant soap and water is the best way to keep your home clean, but at this time when we need to be extra v...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...clean energy to help power devices and homes? Currently a spin class is full of hot, sweaty people in an air-conditioned gym, spinning bikes that are currently just creating HEAT! That’s great in winter, but it simply ads more burden to that A/C system during hot months. As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the ...

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...