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Ventilation for Designing Better Buildings

The Rector's Residence in Monroe, Maine

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Aug 13, 2018 3:18:05 PM

Large-scale grid outages have increased in the last couple of years in the United States. Some home and business owners are responding by making their properties more resilient. Although there are many ways to achieve this, solar energy systems with battery back and high-performance building techniques are growing in popularity.

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2 Strategies for Preventing Chemical Sensitivity Symptoms

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Jul 18, 2018 12:52:13 PM

Many of our homes and offices are making us sick. Building finishes, cleaning products, and furniture off-gas toxic chemicals. Although certain synthetic fragrances might smell like a spring meadow or bouquet of flowers, many contain toxic chemicals and sometimes carcinogens. Even the new car smell is comprised of volatile organic compounds and off-gassing chemicals. Sadly, for people suffering from chemical sensitivity, even low-level exposure to these synthetic chemicals can create debilitating symptoms.

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6 Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Jun 19, 2018 8:21:46 AM

With summer in full swing, many families are looking for ways to lower their cooling bills. High summer temperatures and humidity can cause your electric bills to skyrocket in the summer months. Follow these tips to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills down.

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Zehnder's ComfoValve Luna S125

Posted by Zehnder America

Jun 12, 2018 2:16:29 PM

The Zehnder ComfoValve Luna S125 supply air valve is suitable for installation on walls and ceilings. It has been developed for use in the supply air area of the air distribution system and can be combined with the Zehnder CLRF and Zehnder TVA-P grille housings or other air outlets with nominal sizes of DN 125.

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4 Strategies for Avoiding Home Asthma Triggers

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

May 18, 2018 9:10:06 AM

Spring is a difficult time for many asthma sufferers. Environmental factors such as mold and pollen can trigger asthma symptoms. As humidity and pollution levels rise throughout the spring into the summer, asthma attacks can become more prevalent or severe. To compound the issue, most people that have asthma also experience seasonal allergies.

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Topics: Allergies, Asthma

How Bedroom CO2 Levels Impact Restful Sleep

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

May 15, 2018 9:21:24 AM

When we think of carbon dioxide levels, most of us think of burning fossil fuels or climate change, yet, elevated indoor levels carbon dioxide are also concerning due to the effects on the human brain and overall health. Unfortunately, many schools, cars, gyms, offices, meeting rooms, and bedrooms have concerning levels of carbon dioxide that impact our cognitive and decision-making abilities.

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Results Are In: Testing Confirms Zehnder ERV Boosts Indoor Air Quality in Family Home

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Apr 23, 2018 11:19:33 AM

This is the second post in a two-part series about the Mastrangelo residence and the family’s efforts to address chronic health problems by resolving indoor air quality issues.

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Lyme Disease Prevention

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Mar 29, 2018 1:23:05 PM

Each year, 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States and thousands more may go undiagnosed. Lyme disease infection is most common in the spring, summer, and fall, so now is a good time to become more aware of how to prevent and treat it.

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Topics: Lyme Disease

3 Nasty Air Contaminants and HOW to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Mar 6, 2018 3:42:54 PM

Is your home’s air making you sick? Is contaminated home air triggering coughs, wheezing, asthmas, and sinus problems in your family? Many families suffering from asthma, allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivity, fatigue, sinus issues, and chronic health ailments wonder if indoor air pollution is causing or exacerbating symptoms.

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How the Mastrangelo's Used Zehnder Systems to Improve IAQ

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Feb 21, 2018 10:47:05 AM

When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof. They wanted to make their home as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. Sadly, the family soon started suffering from indoor air quality issues that took years to solve until they discovered and installed a Zehnder ComfoAir 200 energy recovery ventilator.

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Topics: IAQ