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

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...remove toxins in a 1,500 sq. ft house. The EPA study was confirmed by many researchers including Michael Waring , Richard L. Corsi and Elliot Gall , who arrived at these conclusions after analysing 195 studies examining indoor plants and their ability to filter air, produce oxygen and remove toxins. They concluded th...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...remove, and how many hours it can operate. You’ll pay more for a bigger battery with a better charger, which will increase the odds of it lasting through a power outage. Find & compare sump pump battery backup systems here , for basic sump pumps & twin pump setups, see here , or for alarms and SMART basement monitori...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

A project started in 2002 by Verdant Power Inc. saw tidal turbines placed 10 metres deep in the East River of New York, taking advantage of the reliable tidal surge of Long Island Sound. Spinning silently at 35-40 rpms for 18 hours a day in a 4 knot current, tidal turbines eliminate two of the more common complaints...

Milwaukee expander tool for Uponor pex tubing
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing just got faster and easier with the Milwaukee ProPEX expander tool - video

...remove the tool, rotate it, then put it back in and expand the tube further. Failure to rotate it would potentially leave channels that could cause leaks. The big evolutionary leap came when Uponor partnered with Milwaukee to offer a better expander tool. While pex (crosslinked polyethylene) is the generic term, only...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...remove it from your life. Here are some alternatives: Glass shower doors Choosing healthy and durable flooring materials Choosing green kitchen countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and th...

What to do with old coffee grounds
Lifestyle and environment

Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

...remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. They may even help sanitize due to their antibacterial and antiviral properties. If you’re like us and want to avoid cleaning with chemicals, used coffee grounds might be worth a try. Use them to scour your sink, polish your cookware or clean your grill. Just a little note ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

...remove mercury gas. LEDs are estimated to last over 20 years in most cases, that along with the reduced operational cost make them a smart choice all around. Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you nee...

High efficiency appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...remove that heat with your air conditioner. Short of running out and replacing all the electronics in your home, keeping them on power bars can make for an easy shut down when not in use. For new house starts, you can even incorporate 'kill switches' into your plans, so all power to selected rooms can be easily shut ...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

...remove the caps off the comb and start filling it again. Great system. I’ve seen this working and I would recommend it”. - Michael Howes - Commercial Beekeeper, Tyagarah Apiaries Australia The Flow™ Frames Indiegogo campaign launches Feb. 22nd, until then, like their facebook page or jump on their mailing list to k...

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

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

...remove it. See our pages on how to remove radon gas from well water. Given the elevated Radon readings I had in the air of my home I decided to check my water as well, which oddly enough, and thankfully, turned up to be very low. Grants for radon remediation in homes by state There are currently no federal, state o...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...remove roof coverings in order to replace them, since BIPVs themselves offer weather proofing. That alone is a significant improvement over PV panels that always have a tendency to look like an add-on. Roof top solar panel installation is functional but a little clunky aesthetically Price comparison between sol...