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  • Dander

    Another word for dandruff, it is used most often to describe pet skin particles and adhering body fluids such as saliva that end up in our homes.
  • Radiant Cooling

    Radiant cooling cools a floor or ceiling by absorbing the heat radiated from the rest of the room.
  • Vapor Pressure

    A force that drives vapor molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. In homes this typically refers to water vapor pressure.
  • LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark.
  • Formaldehyde

    A common gas found in indoor air, often released from building materials, consisting of 1 carbon atom, 2 hydrogen atoms, and 1 oxygen atom.
  • MRSA

    Info about drug-resistant staph infections.
  • Radon

    A naturally occurring radioactive gas, often released from soil and rocks.
  • Lead Paint

    If it’s in good shape, it just needs regular cleaning to avoid hazards.
  • Water

    While quality is generally quite good, blanket assurances can’t be given.
  • Microban

    It’s how advancing technology helps people keep bacteria at bay.
  • Fire Alarm

    Professionally monitored systems are most often found in commercial settings.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters

    A heat pump also can be used to heat water - either as a stand-alone water heating system, or as a combination water heating and space conditioning system.
  • Particle Board

    Made from small softwood particles that resemble coarse sawdust, and is usually held together with potent urea-formaldehyde (UF) glue.
  • Asbestos

    A wide range of building materials may contain asbestos, particularly where insulation or heat and fire resistance are essential to safe construction.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

    A class of hundreds of different molecular compounds containing carbon that easily evaporates, often released from building materials and found as contaminants in indoor air.
  • Pressure Washer

    They’re great outdoor cleaning tools, but they can cause severe injury or damage if misused.
  • Vapor Barrier

    It’s an essential component of construction in a healthy home.
  • Heat Pumps

    For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
  • Radiant Heating

    Forced air heating is not the only option.
  • Humidifier, Whole House

    Basic tips on controlling humidity output. Don’t have a humidifier? You might not need it after all.

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