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  • Forced Draft

    A system utilizing a fan to blow air into the combustion chamber of a combustion appliance.
  • 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.
  • Formaldehyde-Based Glues

    Common glues that hold together manufactured wood products such as plywood, oriented strand board and medium density fiber board.
  • Foundation

    Supports a house and transmits its load to the ground or soil. It can have a significant impact on the health and integrity of a home.
  • Fragrances

    Synthetic fragrances and scents, added to a wide-range of consumer products, are among the most common household air pollutants.
  • Fresh Air

    Outdoor air that is brought indoors.
  • Fresh-Air Duct

    A duct through which air travels from the outdoors to the indoors to benefit the occupants, often integrated with a forced-air heating/cooling system.
  • Fried Dust

    Popular term for airborne debris which burns when it comes into contact with very hot surfaces.
  • Fungus

    Mold, mildew, yeast and mushrooms are common examples.
  • Geothermal Heat Pump

    A geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump (GSHP) is a central heating and/or cooling system that pumps heat to or from the ground.
  • Green Cleaning

    Cleaning to protect both health and the environment.
  • Grille

    An often decorative covering on a wall or ceiling through which air moves to or from the conditioned space.
  • Hazardous Waste

    These products can threaten your family’s health and the environment.
  • HE Washing Machines

    HE washers save significant energy over traditional washing machines by decreasing the amount of water needed per load and shortening drying times.
  • Healthy Home Checklist

    Done regularly, these tasks will help ensure clean air and greater safety inside your well-functioning home.
  • 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.
  • Heat Pumps

    For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
  • Heat-Recovery Ventilator (HRV)

    A balanced ventilation device capable of transferring heat between the exhaust and supply airstreams.
  • HEPA Filter

    Stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, often used in hospitals and laboratories.
  • HRV

    Brings fresh air in and takes stale air out, while conserving heat or cooling energy.

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