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INDUSTRY NEWS

R-22 Supplies in Question

The NEWS – Production and importation of HCFC refrigerants including R-22 have been on hold since the first of the year while the industry waits for an official go-ahead from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Click to read the rest of the article.
 
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EPA Announces New Energy Star Requirements for
Dishwashers and Furnaces


EPA Washington – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating Energy Star requirements for home dishwashers and furnaces. The new requirements are a part of Energy Star’s overall commitment to protect people’s health and the environment by encouraging energy efficiency.
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New Law Bars LEED Energy Certifications for
DOD Building Projects

Federal Times – The Defense Department is barred from using any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law President Obama signed Dec. 31  Read More
 
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Energy Audits Save Homeowners Cash and
Make a Drafty House Cozy

Medill Reports – In the months between the first cold snap and the spring thaw, Chicago area homeowners can expect to spend up to 60 percent of their yearly energy costs on heat.
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  TECH TIP

Increase a Homes Air Filtration Efficiency  

Increase a Homes Air Filtration Efficiency

In the spirit of Indoor Air Quality month I would like to introduce you to the cheapest way to increase a homes air filtration efficiency up to 60% without the cost of installing an EAC “electronic air cleaner”, MAC “media air cleaner” or a UV treatment system. I am talking about the Honeywell FC40R return grille air filter. The FC40R is MERV 10 and is available in all the popular return filter grille sizes. If you have allergies the increase in efficiency will help reduce the ingestion of mold, spores, pet dander, and legionella. Not to mention the everyday dust around your house.

If you have any questions regarding IAQ or the FC40R filter please contact sales@controlscentral.com or call 877.482.2236 and we would be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Dominic Porte, Product Specialist

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QUICK TIPS
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Today's tightly built homes trap air particles inside, which is why the EPA estimates indoor air is often 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.

Here are a 10 tips for maintaining healthy indoor air, especially during the winter:
  • Clean regularly - regular cleaning and frequent vacuuming go a long way in reducing airborne pollutants like mold, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.
  • Replace furnace filters frequently - with your heating unit running during the cold winter months, your furnace filter is working hard to keep your air clean. Ensure that airflow is not impeded - or worse, that contaminants aren't being reissued into the air you breathe - by checking your filters regularly and replacing them as needed.
  • Test for radon - the Surgeon General warns that radon causes lung cancer and recommends testing your home. EPA - radon testing
  • Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector - Consider purchasing a carbon monoxide detection device to alert you to the presence of this colorless, odorless, lethal gas.
  • Use non-toxic cleaning products - Especially when cleaning in the winter when ventilation is typically less, chemicals' fumes stay inside the home and on surfaces cleaned with them.
  • Keep bedding clean - Wash bedding frequently (once a week) in hot water or with a de-mite laundry additive. Cover mattresses and pillows with dust mite encasings.
  • Formaldehyde reduction - Dry cleaning, smoking, glues and pressed wood products emit chemicals like formaldehyde. Consider alternatives   and increase ventilation, particularly after bringing new sources of formaldehyde into the home.  
  • Increase ventilation - Air out and clean mold-prone areas of the home. Make sure bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, which tend to collect extra moisture and may not receive adequate ventilation, are routinely aired out, and cleaned of any mold.
  • HEPA air purifiers - Air purifiers do an excellent job of filtering particulate contaminants from the air. Carbon filters are necessary in order to remove gases, odors, and chemicals from
    the air.
  • Indoor plants - Many plants are known as nature's air purifiers because of their ability to
    absorb toxins from the air. Just be aware that mold often grows around plants, especially if they're watered often.
     

 


 




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