Air Quality

How to Stop Condensation Inside Windows

If your home suffers from drippy, wet condensation on the inside of windows during cold weather, you’ve probably noticed it can make a real mess of everything below.  In the 20 years I spent as a professional home inspector, I’ve noticed all sorts of so-called DIY “solutions” for this problem, from rolled up towels strategically…

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How To Insulate Ducts | Video

If your heating and air conditioning ducts aren’t insulated, you’re losing money by letting hot air leak out in the winter and cold air leak out in the summer. Luckily, insulating ducts is an easy, inexpensive project you can finish in an afternoon. Here’s what you’ll need to insulate your ducts: TOOLS & MATERIALS Tape…

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Stop Sniffling and Sneezing! 10 Tips for Allergy Relief at Home

This year’s allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. More Americans than ever are finding themselves suffering from seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms get worse each year. Around the world, the intensity and length of allergy season, as well as the rates of people affected by seasonal allergies, are increasing making allergy…

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Breathe Easy: How to Keep The Air in Your House Clean

When older homes were constructed, they had lots and lots of natural ventilation, also known as drafts. Older homes provided as many as six to eight air changes every hour, meaning that the home was so drafty that all the air inside was exchanged with outside air that many times in an hour. While this…

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How to Get Rid of Tobacco Smoke Smell and Stop Gagging

Photo Credit: geralt / Pixabay There are few things more disgusting than having to clean up a house or apartment that been saturated to the core with cigarette or another tobacco smoke smell!   If you’ve ever spent time around a smoker, you know the odor lingers – long after they’ve left the room.  But for…

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Construction Dust Control: Asthma and Remodeling Ventilation

Living through a major home remodel can turn anyone’s life topsy-turvy, but when you suffer from asthma, it can become a hazard to your health. That’s why it’s important to hire a contractor who knows how to control indoor air pollutants like dust during a home remodel, according to the National Association of the Remodeling…

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