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Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...vinyl (also known as PVC- polyvinyl chloride) accounts for approximately 40% of the chlorine gas produced in North America. Vinyl is highly polluting in product...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...Vinyl / PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Windows: Pros: Resistant to moisture, insects, corrosion; reasonably good insulation value; low maintenance; affordable. ...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

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Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...vinyl flooring made from PVC became more popular in the 1960s and early 1970s. For those who are uncertain about why vinyl is never a good choice read here , un...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Vinyl / PVC siding Vinyl Siding © Céline Lecomte Pros of vinyl siding: Highly resistant to weathering. Very good against pests and...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Vinyl siding 5. Homes with a workshop 6. Game room or hobby room 7. Whirlpool bathtub 8. Exterior stucco siding 9. Outdoor hot tub 10. O...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

LED filament bulbs

...vinyl records in MP3 recordings); just don't look (or listen) that intently. Instead, sit back and enjoy the music and warm light. The difference between inca...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...vinyl blanket out over the surface of the pool. They completely cover the surface of the pool and by their design and construction will bear the weight of a chi...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

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When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...Vinyl Will replacing old windows save money? The short answer is, it's not likely . From a standpoint of saving money, a complete home window replacement jo...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

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