Indoor Plants and Air Quality

Indoor Plants and Air Quality

Raising plants indoors is a home-healthy move because of their ability to clean the air of carbon dioxide, but their benefits don’t stop there. According to several studies, the average houseplant can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and a host of other toxins that...
Fireplace Fuel Do’s And Don’ts

Fireplace Fuel Do’s And Don’ts

Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to burn only one type of fuel. Used as all-purpose incinerators, these devices can pose the following hazards: Harmful vapors can vent into the living space. Even the most efficient fireplaces will vent directly into the living...
Eco-Friendly Relocation Tips

Eco-Friendly Relocation Tips

Relocation is often stressful and time-consuming, but rarely do we wonder about the impact the process has on the environment. This is amplified when moving to a smaller house or condominium, and additional decisions have to be made regarding items that must discarded...
Everything You Need To Know About Asbestos

Everything You Need To Know About Asbestos

What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat...
Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes

Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes

  As the cost of energy rises, resource supplies become precious and the public becomes increasingly aware of environmental dangers associated with the burning of fossil fuels, home energy efficiency has become more than a fringe concern. Homeowners worldwide are...