Content tagged "energy efficient existing homes: indoor air quality"

Why is Home Ventilation a Concern

Home Energy Updated: February 17, 2015

Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013Reasons for Home VentilationIn days past, energy was cheap and energy efficiency was not a concern. As energy prices...

Tips For Mechanical Air Filters to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Updated: November 12, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013

Understanding Air Flow in Homes for Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Updated: November 12, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013Air tries to equalize between higher and lower air pressure areas. If there is a pathway (a gap) and a pressure difference,...

Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers for Healthier Energy Efficient Homes

Home Energy Updated: October 30, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013Why is Home Ventilation a ConcernMeasuring In Home HumidityPollutants in HomesAir-to-Air Exchanger Operation and...

Cost Effectiveness of Installing Heat Exchangers

Home Energy Updated: October 30, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013The benefits of installing a heat exchanger in a home include improved moisture removal, decrease in the potential of...

Choosing an Air-to-Air Exchanger System

Home Energy Updated: October 15, 2013

One way to minimize air quality and moisture problems in a home, without opening a window, is by the installation of a mechanical ventilation system such as...

Measuring Indoor Home Humidity

Home Energy Updated: October 15, 2013

 Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013HygrometerIndoor air humidity is generally measured in terms of relative humidity by an instrument called hygrometer, or...

Basic Information about Mold in Homes

Creating Healthy Communities Updated: September 27, 2011

Mold has received a lot of attention of late due to high profile lawsuits and television news broadcasts that have highlighted the potential hazards and...

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