The water industry is a booming business right now. Portable water pitchers, under the sink water filtration systems, and bottled water are abundant. Because it is such a big business it can be easy to kind of push the marketing hype out of our minds and stick to our tap water. We have cheap accessible water flowing into our homes every day so it can be downright annoying to constantly hear how we need to buy more "stuff" or buy bottled water to ensure we have clean and safe water to drink. Add … [Read more...]
Energy Efficient Mortgages (EMMs) – What Are They?
With the effects of global warming becoming more noticeable, it's very important to be environmentally conscious. Fortunately, there are many opportunities available to save money and help the environment. Green mortgages are one of these fantastic opportunities. What is a Green Mortgage? Green mortgages are special types of mortgages and are backed by the government; these mortgages are also known as energy efficient mortgages. These mortgages will help you have a home that's more energy … [Read more...]
Improve Indoor Air Quality and Breathe Easier This Winter
We need to be concerned with the air quality in our homes because we spend so much time in them. Studies have shown that indoor air can be even more polluted than what we face outside. The EPA says it is 2-5x times more polluted. Why is this? Well, inside we have close proximity to all the dirt, chemicals, and germs we track inside, pet dander, dust mites, mold, VOCs from paint, and other compounds that off-gas from the furniture and others possession we have inside our home. In winter this is … [Read more...]
Air Purifiers for a Health and Mood Boost
A couple weeks ago I wrote about The Winter Blues or more specifically Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and what to do if you suffer during the winter months. One of the things I mentioned that I was doing to combat SAD on my part was to fill the air with negative ions. Quite simply negative ions create positive vibes. Columbia University has done extensive research on these invisible molecules that you typically find near waterfalls, mountains, and beaches. Just think about how the image of … [Read more...]