How to Deal with Water Around A/C Vents

During humid Indiana weather, vent moisture may be noticed while the air conditioner is running. Typically, moisture appearing around HVAC supply vents in individual rooms ranges from subtle wetness you can feel on contact, to obvious dripping, to staining of drywall around the vent opening due to … [Read more...]

Bathroom Ventilation Needs for Summer

Is opening a window adequate bathroom ventilation in summer? Warm water vapor produced by bathing and showering condenses on bathroom surfaces, creating a chronically damp environment that supports mold and mildew growth, as well as bacterial contamination. In addition, bathroom moisture … [Read more...]

Remodeling: Bathroom Ventilation

Bathroom renovations offer the homeowner an opportunity not only to create a more aesthetically pleasant environment, but also to boost the value of the home significantly. One upgrade that helps achieve both goals is adding exhaust ventilation. If your current bathroom lacks ventilation, or has … [Read more...]

When it Comes to Ventilation, Don’t Forget About Your Garage

Proper garage ventilation has become an increasingly important issue. Unlike yesteryear, residential garages today tend to be secured areas where the door remains closed most of the time. Garages are typically storage spaces for paints, solvents, fuel and other toxic substances. Fumes accumulating … [Read more...]

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality this Fall

Watery eyes, a runny nose and an itchy throat are all too common for those with seasonal allergies, but even those without allergies often suffer from these symptoms. The Environmental Protection Association points out that the air in a typical home is one of the top five environmental hazards, … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Bathroom Ventilation

When you take a shower, humidity and moisture are concentrated in your bathroom. While this helps you feel comfortable, it also creates a breeding ground for dangerous mold and mildew. This means that your long showers can actually be putting your family's health and the integrity of your home at … [Read more...]

Is a Whole-House Fan the Best Option for Your Home’s Ventilation?

Are you looking for ways to curb high cooling costs? If so, adding a whole-house fan can slash your energy usage by up to 70 percent. There are different types of whole-house fans available. Some are hung from an attic rafter and vented using flexible ducting, while others are installed directly in … [Read more...]

What That Condensation on Your Home’s Windows Is Trying to Tell You

Condensation on home windows doesn't just leave ugly water stains and ruin sills and trim. It can facilitate mold growth and erode your air quality too. Since condensation is just a symptom of a more serious problem, it's crucial to understand the possible underlying causes to get it under … [Read more...]

Easy Tips for Getting Rid of Lingering Cooking Odors

Winter can be a tough time when you want to air out your house. The better your home is sealed to keep drafts out, the more cooking odors and other pollutants (such as household cleaners, dust and humidity from showers and stoves) will gather and concentrate. To keep your indoor air quality high … [Read more...]

Basic Home Ventilation Purchasing Guide — A List to Live B

The degree to which you have effective home ventilation has a direct impact on your indoor air quality (IAQ). The U.S. EPA reports that the IAQ in many homes is so degraded that they include it in the five worst environmental hazards faced by Americans. Poor IAQ is caused by chemical products we use … [Read more...]