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Minimize Indoor Air Pollution So You Can Continue to Breathe Easy

Indoor air pollution is a concern in many Massachusetts homes, especially in the middle of winter, when ventilation is minimal and families spend more time indoors. Though the presence of pollutants may seem unavoidable, there are a number of simple ways to minimize indoor air pollution.

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Winter’s Approaching — Start Thinking Now About How to Protect Your Home in the Cold

protect your home from the coldCooler weather poses unique risks that have the potential to harm your home. Being proactive about protecting your home in the winter months is the best way to avoid the need for costly repairs. Read on for winter home protection tips that will keep your home safe from common winter hazards. Read More Winter’s Approaching — Start Thinking Now About How to Protect Your Home in the Cold >>

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5 Myths That May Be Impacting the Ventilation in the Attic of Your Home

attic ventilationBecause what goes on up there can affect efficiency and comfort in the entire home, sorting out the facts from the myths of attic ventilation is important. While many homeowners consider the attic a separate, uninhabited zone, the attic is as much a part of the whole-house system as the living spaces below. Read More 5 Myths That May Be Impacting the Ventilation in the Attic of Your Home >>

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Ensure Your Attic Exhaust Fan Isn’t Stealing Cool Conditioned Air

attic exhaust fanSummer’s just around the corner, which means it’s just about time to turn on the air conditioner. With today’s high energy costs, homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce monthly energy bills. An attic exhaust fan can help, as it’s designed to reduce the temperature in your attic by pushing hot air out.  Read More Ensure Your Attic Exhaust Fan Isn’t Stealing Cool Conditioned Air >>

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Attic Ventilation: A Year-Round Concern for Massachusetts Area Homeowners

attic ventilationBecause attic air circulation is usually insufficient for any season, proper attic ventilation should be an all-year concern for homeowners. Most attics are an enclosed, unconditioned zone of acute temperature and moisture conditions that vary with the climate. What happens up there directly affects comfort levels and energy efficiency in the home. By the same token, household activities also influence attic conditions. Adequate attic ventilation helps smooth out the spikes of temperature and moisture in the attic year-round.   Read More Attic Ventilation: A Year-Round Concern for Massachusetts Area Homeowners >>

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Choosing the Proper Ventilation System

ventilation systemVentilating a home can be a daunting task. Between budget consideration, building codes and the number of options, it can make anyone feel like a layman. HVAC experts should be consulted and due diligence done so you can be sure the choice you make is right for your home.The following is a brief overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each common ventilation system. Read More Choosing the Proper Ventilation System >>

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Better Indoor Air Quality Can Make Your Home a Haven When It’s Hot Outside

better indoor air quality, Holliston, MassachusettsDuring the hottest days of summer, you probably want to stay inside and enjoy your A/C. However, you could do yourself more harm than good if you are not breathing good quality air inside. While better indoor air quality can be achieved by taking a few simple actions, you must first identify some of the pollutant sources causing the problem. Read More Better Indoor Air Quality Can Make Your Home a Haven When It’s Hot Outside >>

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Carbon Monoxide Detection Can Occur in Several Spots Throughout the House

carbon monoxide detection, Acton, MassachusettsIf carbon monoxide levels build up in your home, it can become a very hazardous, and even potentially fatal situation. This poisonous gas causes the majority of the deaths by poison in America. A working carbon monoxide detector is vital for protecting the health of your family. Read More Carbon Monoxide Detection Can Occur in Several Spots Throughout the House >>

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A Comprehensive Ventilation Strategy: Because You’ve Done a Terrific Job of Sealing and Insulating Your Home

comprehensive ventilation strategy, Holliston, MassachusettsAfter you’ve sealed and insulated your Massachusetts house, there are still several factors to consider, even if you’ve done a superb job. Your house needs to have a comprehensive ventilation strategy in order to improve the air quality, prevent back drafts of combustion devices and reduce humidity to prevent mold growth. Read More A Comprehensive Ventilation Strategy: Because You’ve Done a Terrific Job of Sealing and Insulating Your Home >>

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Optimizing Air Quality in the Boston Area Home You’re Remodeling or Building

optimizing air quality, Boston, MassachusettsIf you’re remodeling or building a new home in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts, one important element to consider is indoor air quality. Optimizing air quality can sometimes be a tricky venture.  Read More Optimizing Air Quality in the Boston Area Home You’re Remodeling or Building >>

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