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GreenBuild Blog 2: What Are You Breathing?

 
Indoor air quality continues to remain a popular topic among today’s homeowners as it has been linked to a variety of health concerns and issues including asthma, respiratory ailments, cancer and even death. Poor indoor air quality stems from inadequate ventilation, high temperature and humidity, which can all cause indoor air pollution and damage to your home’s structure by a variety of volatile organic compounds and airborne pollutants including mold, radon, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals.

The good news is that there are a host of companies responding to the need to improve our homes’ indoor air and reduce health issues attributed to these issues. These systems are a major step in the direction of protecting us from the air we breathe.

Below are three of our favorite companies offering innovative, eco friendly products that clean up the air you breathe:

1. Venmar
Venmar provides an array of products to improve your indoor air quality including attic ventilators, air exchangers, range hoods and whole house filtration and ventilation systems. Our favorite is the Venmar Air Exchanger that moves the polluted and humid air from inside your home to the outdoors and replaces it with fresh air throughout the day. Visit www.venmar.ca for more information.

2. Genteq
Genteq offers a whole house comfort system that improves your indoor air quality through a HEPA (high efficiency particulate arrestance) air cleaner that removes odors, smoke and microscopic airborne particles that can trigger allergies and asthma. The system also includes a humidifier that is attached to your ductwork, bringing your home to a comfortable humidity level. The Genteq comfort system further reduces your home energy costs as it uses the Evergreen high-efficiency motor that uses up to 74 percent fewer watts than a standard motor blower. Check out www.genteqcomfort.com for more information.

3. Dynamic Air Quality Solutions
Dynamic Air Cleaners are installed into the existing tracks of your heating and cooling systems and use electronic polarized-media technology, meaning the system captures even the smallest particles that pollute the air you breathe. Visit www.dynamicaqs.com for more information.

Improving your indoor air quality is an important step to safeguard the health of your family. Even better, many of today’s companies offer whole house filtration systems that allow you to breathe easy, go green and save money!

Stay tuned for more updates from GreenBuild 2009!

GreenBuild is an international conference and expo on bringing green living to Main Street. It is being covered for renovateyourworld.com by the editors of EcoNewsNetwork.org, a blog that provides news, trends and commentary on ecological issues, challenges, products, processes, science and leisure.








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