Range hood choices

Range hood choices

There are many variations of range hoods that you can choose from. In some cases, the layout of the home and kitchen will dictate what type of hood you will have. But in any case, there also stylistic choices that will make your range hood a beautiful part of your kitchen.

Be a fan of your kitchen fan

Be a fan of your kitchen fan

What's the worst room in your house for indoor air pollution? No, it's not the bathroom (I was surprised too).

Range hood options

Range hood options

When you're whipping up a family favorite, the aroma helps everyone's tastebuds get ready. But the same lingering smell after the meal is an odor. What's the difference between and aroma and an odor? An aroma is a smell you...

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

Houston modern homes open their doors

Houston modern homes open their doors

Visitors can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration.

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Keep your home pest free in the spring season

Pest control professionals believe that the spring season is the right time to start the pest cleaning process.

Spot ventilation standards

Spot ventilation standards

How much ventilation does your home need? There's no need to guess. Building professionals know the guiding standard for residential ventilation design is...

Take control of your fans

Take control of your fans

It seems simple to turn a fan on when you need it and off when you don't. But that's not always the case. Fortunately, there are some options if you're installing a new fan or simply want to upgrade what you have.

The best small space upgrades for a tiny home

The best small space upgrades for a tiny home

Here is a list of must-have items for your smaller living space that can cut back on energy costs/use and really just look fantastic overall.

Who makes the rules?

Who makes the rules?

When we at Broan-NuTone design and market ventilation systems, one of our guiding factor is the ASHRAE 62.2 residential ventilation standard.

How to find green and energy efficient home appliances

How to find green and energy efficient home appliances

If you recycle, if you watch your water consumption, if you carry your own bag to the grocery store and you minimize your purchases of plastics, you’re putting in a lot of time and energy to watch your impact on the environment. That’s why it should bother you when your appliances don’t live up to the standards you set.

Demand control pumps could help battle water shortages

Demand control pumps could help battle water shortages

It's no secret the Western United States is facing severe water shortages that could have consequences for the entire country and the world. But there is one remedy that could dramatically save water in homes in the region, as well as around the world: the demand control pump.

Is my exhaust fan working?

Is my exhaust fan working?

If you've lived in your house for a decade or more, your ventilation fans have given you hundreds of hours of service. Like any mechanical device, the bathroom fan will eventually wear out.

Balanced ventilation options

Balanced ventilation options

If you're building a new high-performance home or updating an existing home, you will likely encounter the need for whole-house ventilation. Homes built to tighter standards require balanced ventilation systems.

Slate is the new black in appliances

Slate is the new black in appliances

In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.

Beware of backdrafting

Beware of backdrafting

Typically, supply and exhaust ventilation systems can pressurize or de-pressurize the home. A house under enough negative pressure can pull air down the chimney...

What is a sone?

What is a sone?

When you start researching ventilation fans, you'll find the noise level is rated in sones. Most of us are more familiar with decibels. Decibels and sones use a different scale, but both start at zero.

First major appliance wins Green Good Housekeeping Seal

First major appliance wins Green Good Housekeeping Seal

The Green Good Housekeeping seal was awarded to LG’s LFX31925 Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator, which was has been lauded by Good Housekeeping for its impressive water and energy efficiency.

Whole house ventilation for high performance homes

Whole house ventilation for high performance homes

Back in the good old days, home were so drafty they didn’t need insulation. Air leaked around windows and doors and wall seams. Fast forward to today’s green homes, where the goal is to build...

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