Indoor Air Quality

The buildings we live in affect our health in many ways. Research has linked adverse health impacts to characteristics of the building environment, including the presence of moisture, airborne volatile organic compounds, allergens, particulates, radon and combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. Below is information on how you can keep your indoor air quality healthy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I address condensation on my windows? Are energy-efficient windows a good idea?
  2. How dangerous is mold?
  3. Will cleaning the inside of my heating and air conditioning ducts improve the air in my house and save energy?
  4. How much can I save by covering electric outlets and sealing holes in walls around outdoor faucets and wiring?
  5. How much will I save by changing the filter for my central air conditioner every month? What other benefits does it have?
  6. Is it a good idea to get a device that attaches to the dryer vent, collects lint and directs air into the house instead of outside?
  7. How important are carbon monoxide alarms in homes that are all-electric?
  8. Is it OK to heat my home with a kerosene space heater if my furnace isn’t working?
  9. How do I keep smells, smoke and steam from building up while I cook?
  10. What are the differences between the various types of HVAC filters available?

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