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  • Heat Pumps

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

    A system in some furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, and water heaters that is immune to pressure imbalances in a house because it draws combustion air from the outdoors into a sealed chamber and expels by-products to the outdoors.
  • Relative Humidity (RH)

    The amount of moisture in air compared to the maximum amount of moisture that air at that temperature can contain, usually expressed as a percentage.
  • Arsenic

    Highly toxic and a known carcinogen, sources of arsenic contamination include industrial and workplace exposure, ingestion of food and water containing arsenic-related substances and more.
  • Water

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

    How to stay safe both during and after a disaster.
  • Bisphenol A

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
  • Humidity

    Humidity is moisture in the air in the form of invisible water vapor. See absolute humidity and relative humidity.
  • Caulk

    A product that’s essential to a well sealed home.
  • Lead Paint

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

    Often used in hot, humid climates, a pier foundation lifts a house up off the ground reducing health hazards from direct soil contact.
  • 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.
  • Mildew

    It’s usually another name for mold.
  • Vapor Steam Cleaners

    Vapor steam cleaners are versatile machines that offer the benefit of chemical-free cleaning.
  • Inches Water Gauge

    A unit of pressure measurement. About 250 Pa. equals 1” w.g.
  • Oriented Strand board (OSB)

    As with construction-grade plywood, it can often be used in a healthy house if it is well-separated from the living space.
  • Antibacterial Products

    The scientific debate continues over whether antibacterial soaps, sprays and wipes may end up doing more harm than good.
  • Green Cleaning

    Cleaning to protect both health and the environment.
  • Radiant Cooling

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

    An electric appliance using hot liquid inside copper tubing to deliver heat.

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