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Indoor Air Quality

What Are Healthy Homes?  And Why Do They Have Their Own Month?

This June is the first National Healthy Homes Month — the perfect time to remember that a healthy home requires healthy indoor air. ecobeco is excited to publicize this inaugural event in coordination with the U.S. Department of Housing.  While there are seven principles of a Healthy Home, our main focus is on healthy indoor …

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Achooo! Is Your House Making You Sick?

When we talk about air quality, most springtime asthma, allergy, and respiratory illness sufferers think immediately about the outdoors and the many things we don’t have control over: trees, weeds, pesticides, and other environmental pests and pollution. True, they are part of the problem, no doubt about that. The good news is you can control the …

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Hot Trend – Healthy New Homes

The latest edition of Builder Magazine featured a really cool article called, “The Next Big Thing: Healthy Homes. Buyers are demanding–and paying more for–homes that don’t make them sick.”  We couldn’t agree more.  By focusing on smart construction practices and selecting eco-friendly and human-friendly materials, these houses make a big difference in terms of long …

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A Healthy New Year – Give Yourself a High-Performance Home

The US Department of Energy issued a groundbreaking report that describes how better performing homes create a healthier indoor environment for occupants.  This important study is a survey of existing scientific literature from around the world, and draws heavily on the experience of weatherization contractors around the United States, where families saw dramatic reductions in …

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Controlling Chemical Emissions When Painting Your Home’s Interior

So you’ve decided to refresh the rooms in your home with a new paint job. We all know paint stinks. But what is behind that smell? That smell usually comes from vapors or gases that are a byproduct of the chemicals used to create most common house paints called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. On …

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Code Red – Air Quality Index (AQI) Tells You When to Head Indoors

The fall can be a tough time of year for allergies.  In winter, carbon monoxide may be high in some areas because cold weather makes it difficult for car emission control systems to operate effectively. Ozone is often higher in warmer months, because heat and sunlight increase ozone formation. Particle pollution can be elevated any …

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