7 Steps to a Greener Home

7 Steps to a Greener Home

Step 1: Reduce Bottled Water Consumption Kick the bottled water habit. The rise of the wholesale stores like Sam’s Club, Costco, BJ’s and the like have made it easier than ever for homeowners to purchase pallet upon pallet of bottled water for the home....
7 Steps to a Greener Home

Renovating a Home that has Lead Paint

Shortly after Halley Bock’s son, Niko, took his first steps, Bock hit the Kitchen built-in where lead paint was first found. Photo courtesy of Halley Bock. childproofing section of her local home improvement store. She bought gates, cabinet latches and, on a whim,...
7 Steps to a Greener Home

Prescription for a Healthy Home

Unknown to most of us, the air inside our homes is often more polluted than the air outside. You come home from work, put your feet up on the couch and breathe deeply. It’s good to be home. Gone are the exhaust fumes that filled your lungs as you walked the city...
7 Steps to a Greener Home

Effects of Sound in the Home

Music can be relaxing, but uncontrolled sound in the home becomes noise and can result in stress, health problems, and loss of concentration in children. Homes can be noisy places. Appliances and HVAC systems, open floor plans, and high, vaulted ceilings promote...
Soundproofing the Home

Soundproofing the Home

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2010 the population is due to increase by five percent, which will increase the incidence of noise pollution in our communities. That noise epidemic will be further spurred by air traffic growth of 4.3 percent annually through...
Soundproofing the Home

Eliminating Polluted Indoor Air

Your long-awaited new rug has been installed. You’re sitting in your favorite easy chair thinking how great the living room looks when your eyes start burning. Suddenly, that "new carpet" smell is giving you a headache because harmful gases are being...