Often when homeowners and builders consider investing in green elements for a home, the concept of payoff comes to mind. It's important to look at the total cost of ownership over a long period of time, and also to include...
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a homes energy efficiency including heating, cooling and...
Mold, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and pollen are all common indoor air pollutants. Many of these are also common asthma and allergy triggers. Adequate ventilation and filtration of incoming air are essential in mitigating exposure.
For condensation to occur, all you need is moist air and a cold surface. In our homes where temperatures are controlled these conditions can occur in wall, floor and roofing systems depending on the season.
To educate anyone involved in the building design or construction industry about the importance of indoor air quality and ways to improve it using balanced ventilation systems, Zehnder America is offering an online continuing education course through AEC Daily.
Homeowners should be very careful before choosing a heating and cooling contractor for their home. There are huge differences in quality and professionalism throughout the industry. The "best" contractors will typically be members of one or more professional contractor associations.
You may be surprised to learn that many U.S. homes are not as healthy for learning and growing as you might have thought. In fact, the EPA has ranked indoor air quality among the top five environmental dangers.