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Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

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.


Belfast Ecovillage Homes Achieve High Indoor Air Quality And Energy

Belfast Ecovillage homes are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.

High Tech Home Innovations from CES 2017

Get a glimpse into the future of home tech with some of the newest gadgets announced at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas.

Building Scientists Raise Indoor Air Quality Concerns

To truly build smarter homes, high indoor air quality is essential.

Controlling Condensation in the Home

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.

New Online Course Teaches How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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 Beware When Choosing a Heating and Cooling Contractor

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.

IAQ and Back-To-School Success

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.

Steeple Chase Builders Retrofit: Homeowners Impact

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded Cape home in southern New Hampshire with a Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system.

A Well Performing Home is No Sweat

So we all know how humidity impacts us when we are outside – but, did you ever consider what humidity levels are doing to your indoor living space?

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded cape home in southern New Hampshire for a couple with a Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system. The house had been air sealed to reduce leakage and save energy within the last couple years, but lack of adequate ventilation caused indoor air quality and mold growth.

Why Get a Furnace Tune-Up Now?

Chances are very good that your neighborhood HVAC professional receives dozens of calls each Fall from frantic homeowners dealing with a furnace breakdowns or other cold-weather emergency. And in most cases, these emergencies could have been easily avoided with a simple inspection and tune-up at the start of the cold season.

The Importance of Attic Vents

The National Bureau of Standards estimates that a home with four occupants produces two to three gallons of water vapor a day. One way to deal with moisture in your attic is through roof ventilation.

What Does 40 Lbs. of Household Dust Look Like?

Held together by static electricity, these pesky formations grow larger as they collect common airborne particles.

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