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Ventilation for Designing Better Buildings

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

Rector Home Project in New England

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Feb 7, 2018 11:42:35 AM

When a “bomb cyclone” blasted much of New England and caused widespread power outages, Eric and Alison Rector knew that their home was safe from the risk of freezing pipes. While neighboring farmhouses were without power for six days, the Rectors enjoyed most of their modern luxuries. Their 1,100 square foot high-performance home uses a dynamic combination of energy efficiency and solar energy with battery backup.

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2018 AHR EXPO in Chicago

Posted by Dustin DeTorres

Jan 29, 2018 12:55:02 PM

What an amazing AHR show this year in Chicago. Zehnder America had a lot of activity in our booth and around the show. Looking forward to next year!

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Russian Masonry Stove Heats High-Performance Home

Posted by Sarah Lozanova

Dec 11, 2017 4:14:07 PM

During the cold winter months, it is such a treat to sit in front of a warm fire. Fireplaces and wood stoves create a cozy, inviting setting. Unfortunately, many wood-burning appliances do not use wood efficiently and aren’t well suited for a high-performance house. When Chip Wick was envisioning his new home in Northport, Maine, he was inspired by using solar energy and locally-grown wood for power and heat.

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How Long Does it Take to Install a Zehnder Ventilation System? 7 Points to Consider

Posted by Dustin DeTorres

Dec 4, 2017 2:38:46 PM

As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.

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