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  • Central Vacuum System

    Central vacuums have a number of advantages over portable units.
  • Hydronic Heater

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

    A concern for pregnant women and anyone with a weakened immune system.
  • Spray-On Insulation

    Insulation products that start out as a liquid, but end up as a solid.
  • Biodegradable

    Biodegradable is defined as “the ability of natural biological decay processes to break down complex compounds into simple molecules.”
  • Concrete-Slab Foundations

    Easily constructed in a healthy manner, it can be part of a house foundation or built separately from the footings and foundation wall.
  • HERS

    A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans, and onsite inspections.
  • Air Cleaner

    There are several different types, but these useful appliances are no substitute for good cleaning and other preventive measures.
  • 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.
  • Well-Ventilated Area

    Another term you’ll see frequently. What do we mean?
  • Latex Gloves

    These indispensable tools help guard against infection and chemical exposure.
  • Masonry

    Building construction using materials such as concrete, tile and glass blocks, stone, brick and brick veneer.
  • Radiant Heating

    Forced air heating is not the only option.
  • MTBE

    MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) is a chemical compound that is manufactured by the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. MTBE is produced in very large quantities (over 200,000 barrels per day in the U.S. in 1999) and is almost exclusively used as a fuel additive in motor gasoline.
  • Pressure Washer

    They’re great outdoor cleaning tools, but they can cause severe injury or damage if misused.
  • Ventilation and air pressure

    The bringing in of fresh air and the exhausting of stale air, and how air pressure differences are involved.
  • Crawl Space Foundations

    Unlike basement foundations, a crawl space is not considered part of a home’s living space. Crawl spaces are usually accessed only to repair pipes, ducts or mechanical equipment.
  • Dehumidifying Heat Pipe

    In humid climates, even air conditioned air may feel clammy without the assistance of a little technology.
  • Radon

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