Questions about: air-quality

by Justin Last Updated March 08, 2017 12:21 PM I'm not sure how fresh air, or oxygen, gets inside my house other than through cracks of window or door on a cold winter day when the central heating system is on. I have a pipe that is coming from outsi
I would install a frame built out of treated lumber to support the lid. Anchor it to the concrete with construction adhesive and concrete screws (Tapcon). It appears that your pit is very shallow, so you may need to build the frame above the pit and
I'm having minor breathing issues and suspect the home air quality, which seems to be excessively full of particles/dust. The air quality is visually noticeable daily, regardless of basic cleaning/outside air steps take the day before. Background: I
We tend to think of air pollution as something outside -- smog, ozone, or haze hanging in the air, especially in summer. But the truth is, the air inside homes, offices, and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outside. The air inside yo
OK, now you can breathe, and inhale deeply… you found us! Considering we breathe in and out about 15,000 times a day, it is essential, for our health, to breathe clean air. While the air is invisible, it is not always pure and clean. When we think ab
It sounds like the range hood duct wasn't quite airtight, and some grease has escaped into the guts of the structure it was running through. This type of IAQ problem is basically a nuisance -- it's easy enough to fix by removing the culprit grease bu
I'm concerned that there may be airborne asbestos fibers. We just discovered that there is an asbestos flue pipe that was compromised in the attic when the previous owner of the house converted to forced air heating. There's new ducting that runs to
Correct. Simply wire the smart thermostat in parallel with the passive thermostat. Set the passive thermostat at a much lower temp, low enough it only kicks when needed to prevent pipe freeze or whatever