Indoor air quality
Moisture harmful to home and health
During the winter, moisture clings to the insides of windows in nearly every Pacific Northwest home. Unless your home has a hole in the roof, that moisture isn't coming from the rain outside. It's coming from the inside.
Steps can keep mold from taking hold in the home
One-third of Northwest homes have visible mold inside, according to research by George Tsongas, a consulting engineer and professor emeritus at Portland State University.
Exhaust fans help clean up indoor air
When you spend your hard-earned money heating or cooling the air inside your house, it can seem like a waste to blow that air outside with exhaust fans.
Warm, moist indoor air can be issue
It happens often here in the Northwest. When warm moist air inside homes settles on chilly surfaces such as glass windows or outer walls, you get condensation.
Now’s the time to fight mold, mildew
Cold, damp weather in the Pacific Northwest means bathrooms and showers, as well as window sills and even walls, can become susceptible to mold and mildew.
Exhaust fans move air in sealed homes
It is far more effective, experts say, to quickly eliminate moisture and pollutants when they are created rather than allowing them to dissipate slowly inside your home.
Keeping moist air out of home is a challenge
Weeping windows in the winter can create problems for homeowners. Why is window condensation a problem and what can be done about it?
Beware dangers that carbon monoxide poses
During extended outages some families make the mistake of trying stay warm by starting a charcoal fire or running a gasoline-powered generator inside the house.