Even modern, high-efficiency wood stoves need to be cleaned and maintained before every use.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.
Every room in your house hides potential sources of air pollution. What can you do about it?
A range hood can make or break your cooking experience. A well designed and installed cooking set up can manage heat and odors and make the experience a pleasant one for the cook and everyone else in the home.
The ancient technology of a masonry heater offers the most comfortable way of heating with wood.
Fifty years ago, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” piloted his shiny schnoz through America’s televisions and into its hearts. Played every year, the show’s songs and story are as synonymous with Christmas as tinsel, candy canes and tipsy co-workers lurking around the mistletoe.
You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.
Over the years, ventilation in houses and apartment buildings was thought to good enough when fresh air slipped in through windows and random cracks and holes unintentionally left in the building envelope during construction. But that meant ventilation design was essentially random.
Recent headlines concerning the Ebola crisis and radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima evidence the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality that governs so many editorial decisions.
I don’t know about you, but when the temperature is too cold outside, the last thing I want to do is exercise in it. The air burns the lungs.