Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Untangling Energy Efficiency from Bad Indoor Air
There was a time when “energy efficiency” wasn’t a very common term. As a matter of fact, if you are over 40 years old or so, you were born before a lot of people were giving this concept much thought. Once energy conservation started getting attention, however, a lot started happening. One of the results is that many of us eventually moved into airtight homes that were great for reducing energy use. Unfortunately, this good result had a downside, and many of us now have a poorer quality of air inside our homes. This kind of living can be uncomfortable for those with sensitive respiratory systems, especially children and older adults. But progress keeps coming. And now new concepts to conserve our energy and improve our indoor air are getting more and more attention. That’s why we’ve been glad to see terrific developments in systems that reduce energy use while cleaning your air. Hope you’ll want to learn more about that. You can start by taking a look at this report, Making the Connection Between Clean Air and Energy Efficiency.