In the winter, fresh air is cold air. And your home and business are built to keep the cold air out. But you can keep the air inside fresh year-round and conserve energy at the same time with the use of a heat-recovery air exchanger, also called an air-to-air heat exchanger.
An average home should have at least .35 air changes per hour (ACH).
More and more people are looking to finish their basements to increase overall property value and expand their space. It is still a common practice to finish a basement with carpeting, but this is not the best course of action. Carpeting and basement simply don’t mix.
Homeowners in New England may not think that their basement took in water from Hurricane Sandy, but hidden moisture may exist within carpeting and walls. This moisture can seep into the basement foundation, leading to very favorable conditions for mold growth, IndoorDoctor President Jeffrey Bradley warns.
Expect greater legislative enforcement of pharmacuitcal companies, specifically drug compounding centers, as the outbreak of contaminated drugs from The New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass expands nationally.
IndoorDoctor, a New England based indoor air quality testing firm, has seen a steady rise with indoor air quality concerns during winter months. Simply put, more people spend their times indoors when it’s cold outside.
Everyone relates to the visible effects the economy has one their lives: gas prices rising, home values plummeting, and even the rise of grocery bills. But what we cannot see might have one of the most consequential effect of our poor economy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that cell phone radiation increases users’ risk of getting cancer. According to the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can have very serious health effects. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer within the US. Radon levels fluctuate throughout the year, but often go undetected by homeowners, sometimes placing residents at risk without any detectable air quality changes.