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Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...Gas fireplace: A gas fireplace is a relatively efficient way to heat a home and it creates a nice atmosphere, but it still means having a gas supply to the home which is proven problematic. Natural Gas is being phased out in Homes As the true ramifications of using Gas in homes has become apparent, being that a sig...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...gas builds up in homes and has serious health effects . Reducing radon gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home. Radon (Rn)...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, estimated to be the cause of 16% of diagnosed cases in the country. A high reading may come, not from having a uranium source under your basement floor or behind your foundation walls, but rather high levels of radon gas in your water supply. Radon gas o...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...Gas in Crawlspaces & Basements - why is it a problem? Radon gas was not high on the radar of builders and home owners over the last few decades , but as it is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) in the USA & Canada, it is quickly becoming a household term. Many newer homes will have radon barriers...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Radon Gas in Home s, now be sure to read about Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , Removing Radon Gas f...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...gas are lower than with oil or coal, but there are other emissions to be concerned about. Burning natural gas also emits carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), along with methane, another potent greenhouse gas - but more about that later. How is natural gas extracted? There are a variety ...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...Gas-fired systems: Gas-fired tankless water heaters may prove beneficial in the colder climates of Canada, provided certain conditions of use are respected. The energy efficiency of gas-fired models has been rated at between 78% and 85% for standard models, and at between 91% and 96% for condensing gas storage models...

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...Gas exposure is, is the fact that Radon isn't an eye-watering or sneeze-inducing gas. Unlike natural gas which is also colourless, odourless and non-toxic but can go BOOM. As a safety precaution and to enable the quick detection of a leak of natural gas, a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added tonatural gas to...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...gas, but it is far more durable during the construction phase than the 6 mil poly. More on radon protection : Removing radon gas from well water Removing radon gas from crawlspaces & basements From the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...gas emissions than that of wood. In effect, building with wood is a measure that can help combat climate change, provided that an equal amount of new trees are planted. By capturing the carbon around them and converting it into oxygen (the process of photosynthesis), trees help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

Green kitchen cabinets - why does it matter? To improve the air quality of your home , that's why! “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in any home environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally is important for many reasons, including: Americans spend on aver...