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How Cold Indoor Temperatures Can Harm Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 19, 2014

Baby it's cold inside! When winter comes along, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends indoor temperatures of at least 64 degrees F, and raises that to 70 degrees for households...


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Humidifier, Dehumidifier -- Which Do You Need?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 05, 2014

Too dry in winter, too damp in summer … does this describe the air in your house? If, like Goldilocks, you're looking for something that's just right, a humidifier or dehumidifier...


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Health and Safety Tips for Indoor DIY

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2014

If you are a serious lover of do-it-yourself, you rarely let anything slow you down. Day after day, you put in your time crafting, painting, building, growing … doing whatever...


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Green Clean Upholstery with These Natural Techniques

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products with eco-friendly versions based...


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Take Care of Ducts Now for Greener, Cheaper Winter Heat

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 14, 2014

How can you prepare for a healthier, energy-efficient, and money-saving winter? Take care of your HVAC ductwork by cleaning, repairing, and insulating it as necessary. Proper attention...


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Amazing Essential Oils to Treat Fall Allergies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2014

As the season changes, autumn is in the air -- and so too pollen, mold, and dust mites, all of which are powerful allergens. Pollen from goldenrod, that ubiquitous late-blooming weed,...


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Enjoy Good Healthy Fun with No-VOC Paints

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

You've probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins harmful to human health. But what about the supplies...


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Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you have a water leak in your home’s plumbing system. A torrent gushing from a burst pipe is an obvious sign. But other...