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Trane Cleaneffects Electronic Air Cleaner
Amid the sea of smog alerts and pollen counts that keeps outdoor air quality in the news, a growing population is waking up to a new reality: The air inside is worse. In general, indoor air is four to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection...
Basements

Radon gas dangers in the home have become more prevalent, and can affect homeowners before radon is detected. Consider the story of Stanley, a nuclear power company employee from Pennsylvania. One day he arrived at work and the radiation monitors at the plant screamed an alarm. The experts...

Exterior Remodeling

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Allergy Relief: 10 Tips to Breathe Easy at Home
This year's allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. The long, cold winter kept trees dormant for longer than usual, which means tree pollen season will overlap with grass pollen and mold seasons. For those with multiple...
Forced Air Heat

New homes are just as much at risk for mold problems as older homes.  Though we've been living with mold for centuries, modern building materials like drywall are particularly vulnerable to mold growth. Complicated heating and cooling systems, as well as air-tight buildings that aren't...