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Poor Housing Conditions Cause More Harm To Kids Than Car Incidents - NZ Herald

Poor Housing Conditions Cause More Harm To Kids Than Car Incidents - NZ Herald - 30/08/2017

Ventilation Issues In The News The state of housing in NZ when it comes to cold, damp housing stock with inadequate ventilation, heating and insulation has been back in the news recently with a report by the NZ Herald's Kirsty Johnston highlighting that cold, damp and overcrowded housing is respo...

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The Renter vs Landlord War Wages On

The Renter vs Landlord War Wages On - 02/08/2017

The substandard condition of New Zealand’s rental accommodation has renters and landlords divided in a new survey. The latest HRV State of the Home Survey, conducted by research company Buzz Channel, has found 66 per cent of renters said their landlord either didn’t respond, failed to fix a probl...

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Kiwis Go Cold And Tough It Out To Save Money - 10/07/2017

Well over a third of Kiwis are toughing it out during the cold winter months to save money on their power bills, according to a new survey. The latest HRV State of the Home Survey, conducted by research company Buzz Channel, has found 4 out of 10 people try to reduce their power bills during wint...

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Heat Transfer Systems NZ - Get The Most Out Of Your Woodburner

Heat Transfer Systems NZ - Get The Most Out Of Your Woodburner - 07/07/2017

Are you making the best use of your heating, or do you find the warmth is mainly confined to one or two rooms? For example, many people have log burners, which make the living space warm and cosy, but this heat is often disappearing up into the roof space rather than being transferred to other ar...

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Prevent Condensation By Managing These Sources Of Moisture In Your Home

Prevent Condensation By Managing These Sources Of Moisture In Your Home - 12/05/2017

You will likely experience some form of condensation in your house. If condensation is left uncontrolled, your house can become cold, damp and unpleasant to live in.   What Is Condensation? Most commonly, condensation appears as water droplets covering the inside of your windows. Condensation wi...

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COLLECTING RAINWATER – ENSURING A SAFE, PURE AND HEALTHY WATER SUPPLY WITH TANK VAC

COLLECTING RAINWATER – ENSURING A SAFE, PURE AND HEALTHY WATER SUPPLY WITH TANK VAC - 31/03/2017

USAGE OF RAINWATER COLLECTION TANKS IS ON THE RISE Maintaining clean water tanks and a clean water supply can be challenging – and finding an effective solution is crucial when considering rainwater collection. Fortunately, HRV offer a tank cleaning product to ensure your water tank is kept clean...

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Retro Fit Double Glazing - Is Your Home Fit For Winter?

Retro Fit Double Glazing - Is Your Home Fit For Winter? - 17/03/2017

If you’ve got an older house, chances are that it’ll be fitted out with the trusty single glazed window.They seem to be fine in summer, only if you can keep them open! And when winter comes along they seem to do nothing to keep heat in - they let it out. It’s bearable until you visit your friend’...

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Home Ventilation Systems - Enjoy Summer In Your Home

Home Ventilation Systems - Enjoy Summer In Your Home - 06/03/2017

Home ventilation - We’re all about it. You could probably go so far as to say we live and breathe it, and believe that it’s one of the most important things you could do for your home. We all know what it feels like to be in an unventilated house - it can get damp, smelly, and mouldy and as well...

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Solar Gard Ecolux Window Film – Energy Efficiency Made Easy

Solar Gard Ecolux Window Film – Energy Efficiency Made Easy - 27/02/2017

LOW E WINDOW FILM Creating a perfect home environment is something we all aspire to. How we go about it depends on our individual home and family needs. HRV offer a range of products and solutions tailored to your home’s specific needs. If you’re looking at ways to improve your home’s windows an...

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How Water Filtration Can Help The Whole Home

How Water Filtration Can Help The Whole Home - 06/12/2016

There is literally nothing more refreshing than a glass of cool, fresh water. Bet you’re thirsty right now, aren’t you? Fresh water does great things for our bodies and we also use it for a wide variety of tasks around the home. In fact, most facets of our lives require the use of water. Washing...

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The Winter That Wasn't - Make Every Winter Warm With HRV

The Winter That Wasn't - Make Every Winter Warm With HRV - 01/11/2016

Winter is officially over, which means hello to spring sunshine and showers and goodbye to five layers of clothing and a perpetual sniffle - for a few months. Yes sadly, although a year without winter sounds heavenly to some, we know that it’s going to come roaring back in next year with the same...

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HRV Ventilation - Helping You Breathe Easy This Spring

HRV Ventilation - Helping You Breathe Easy This Spring - 26/08/2016

Ah, spring - It’s almost that wondrous time of the year when little lambs can be seen frolicking in the pastures, flowers begin to blossom and the earth regenerates from its frosty winter slumber. Unfortunately, spring isn’t all sunshine and cherry blossoms for everyone; spring is also the bearer...

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New Home - New Condensation Issues?

New Home - New Condensation Issues? - 19/08/2016

Winter. It can be bearable - even nice and cosy if your home is new, well heated and well insulated. But the downside to having a nice air tight home is that if it’s not well-ventilated, it’s probably going to suffer from condensation. If that is the case, don’t worry. Your house is one of 45% of...

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Home Sweet Home: How The Healthy Home Guarantee Bill Will Impact Rental Properties

Home Sweet Home: How The Healthy Home Guarantee Bill Will Impact Rental Properties - 04/08/2016

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill which proposes a comprehensive set of standards for home heating, insulation, ventilation and indoor temperature has finally reached the select committee stage after a 61-60 vote in its favour at the first reading. This isn’t the first time the Bill has entered pa...

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Staying Warm with Electric Home Heating

Staying Warm with Electric Home Heating - 27/07/2016

When it comes to heating your home in winter, there are so many options that it can be confusing choosing one that’s best for you. Knowing more about the kinds of heating options that are available is the best place to start when searching for home heating options. All kinds of heating options ha...

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New HRV state of home survey shows renters left in the cold

New HRV state of home survey shows renters left in the cold - 20/07/2016

Mould is prevalent in almost half of all rented homes, and renters take more sick days than the national average. Those are two key findings from a new survey that aims to gain an insight on the way we live and cope with winter chills. The HRV State of Home Survey of 1450 people, conducted by B...

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HRV’s Landlord Leasing Plan - An investment for life

HRV’s Landlord Leasing Plan - An investment for life - 07/07/2016

Does your investment property need a ventilation system? You’re a landlord. You’ve found the perfect tenants for a great home you own. Everything seems to be going perfectly well until winter hits and all of a sudden your perfect tenants can’t get away fast enough. Could it be that all your renta...

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Retro-Fit Double Glazed Windows for Better Home Insulation

Retro-Fit Double Glazed Windows for Better Home Insulation - 05/07/2016

After what seemed like a long and balmy autumn, winter is more than officially here. Whether you love the winter months or are barely making it out of bed in the morning because it’s so cold, there’s probably universal agreement that nobody likes condensation on the windows or a cold draught comi...

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Ventilation and Heating - The Healthy Home Dream Team

Ventilation and Heating - The Healthy Home Dream Team - 03/06/2016

When you think winter, what comes to mind? Cold, damp, flu, and allergies? Wouldn’t it be nice if your thoughts of winter were warmth, comfort and health? New Zealanders have a particularly Spartan attitude to winter – grin and bear it, chuck another layer on, use a hot water bottle  - basically...

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The Complete 2017 Guide to Heat Pump Installation

The Complete 2017 Guide to Heat Pump Installation - 27/05/2016

 As you know, more and more energy savvy New Zealanders are turning towards heat pumps to heat their homes efficiently, and most importantly, economically. Known for their superior energy efficiency, heat pumps come in all shapes, sizes, and, of course, quality and price. So, how do you know whic...

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Heat Pump Costs - Everything You Need to Know

Heat Pump Costs - Everything You Need to Know - 20/05/2016

It’s that time of the year again where the weather is getting cooler and the impending dread of your heating bill keeps you up at night. You’re not alone in your sleeplessness: energy bills in New Zealand are only getting bigger, but with the right heating you can seriously lower those heating bi...

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Wairakei joins HRV Water In Schools Project

Wairakei joins HRV Water In Schools Project - 21/03/2016

Students at Wairakei Primary School in the central North Island are filling up their drink bottles with fresh clean water thanks to a new water filtration system installed as part of HRV’s Water In Schools Project. “The children are definitely drinking more of it, which has got to be good for th...

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Building A New Home In NZ

Building A New Home In NZ - 03/11/2015

Owning their own home is front of mind for many Kiwis, with our recent State of the Home Survey revealing that 1 in 5 surveyed hope to own their own home within the next 3-5 years. Wishes aside, homeownership is a major hurdle for many New Zealanders with 62% of survey respondents saying it will...

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Wanting it All When Looking for a Place to Live

Wanting it All When Looking for a Place to Live - 27/10/2015

New Zealanders love owning their own homes, it’s a well known fact. Of course, with the increasing costs of getting on the property ladder, it’s becoming a difficult dream to realise, and some of us have to rent longer than we’ve ever expected to. After years and years of hoping to join the fray,...

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HRV’s State of the Home Survey - Healthy homes, Healthy Kiwis

HRV’s State of the Home Survey - Healthy homes, Healthy Kiwis - 05/08/2015

For many New Zealanders living in a cold home is a long term reality. And with the costs of electricity and fuel on the rise, staying warm throughout the winter is becoming increasingly more difficult for many families. HRV’s 2015 State of the Home Survey findings echo the stories of unhealthy ho...

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HRV’s State of the Home Survey for 2015 is here!

HRV’s State of the Home Survey for 2015 is here! - 15/07/2015

Each year HRV commissions a survey of New Zealanders to find out more about our living conditions, particularly when it comes to our warmth, dryness and health. Over the coming months we’ll be providing you with some great insights around NZ’s home health with some essential advice along the way....

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Home Sweet Home: Building Your Kiwi Dream Home

Home Sweet Home: Building Your Kiwi Dream Home - 01/07/2015

Calling all Kiwis: if you love a challenging project then build a house! The “mother” of all projects, building your own house is a dream-come-true for many New Zealanders. But of course, with a project this big there are a lot of things to consider and some days the amount of work can feel overw...

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How to Sleep Better at Night – Healthy Home, Better Sleep!

How to Sleep Better at Night – Healthy Home, Better Sleep! - 24/06/2015

According the wise Dalai Lama, “sleep is the best meditation.” We’ve all had a bad night’s sleep and we know just how much a night like that can affect work, play and even our personal relationships. There are of course, the usual suspects that disrupt our sleep: too much alcohol, too much stress...

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Warmer houses, better health

Warmer houses, better health - 25/05/2015

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world. For North Canterbury 5 year old Liam MacAlpine-Berg living with asthma has meant 17 admissions to Christchurch Hospital, 3 to Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital and 4 ambulance trips. HRV got together with the Canterbury commun...

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A Conversation about Condensation

A Conversation about Condensation - 21/05/2015

New Zealand is one of the best places on earth to live, but it's always shocking to open our closet and see our favourite jacket covered in mould. We've seen people who had mushrooms growing in the closets, no joke! While we live in an amazing country, some of the houses we’re living in are simpl...

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Better water quality for Ruakaka School thanks to HRV

Better water quality for Ruakaka School thanks to HRV - 21/05/2015

Thanks to a decent waterway system, the majority of New Zealanders have easy access to clean drinking water. But parts of New Zealand still have problems with getting consistently good water quality. On top of that, most parents still have trouble convincing their kids to drink plenty of water, s...

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Water Filtration for Bombay School

Water Filtration for Bombay School - 13/04/2015

New Zealand is known for its clean, green, 100% pure image, but Ministry for the Environment figures show that water quality in some urban and rural areas is deteriorating due to dense populations. Many populations rely on natural waterways for water supply, and when those sources are affected b...

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Ventilation System Saved the Teura Family

Ventilation System Saved the Teura Family - 22/01/2015

The Teura family talk about how HRV is the best investment they've ever made. With members of the family suffering from asthma and eczema, the ventilation system turned their house into a dry and healthy home.  Now that their home is dry and free from dampness and mould, Brook says hers eczema d...

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HRV Heat Transfer System kept the Herbert Family Home Warm and Dry

HRV Heat Transfer System kept the Herbert Family Home Warm and Dry - 22/01/2015

The Herbert family share their story about how HRV has given them a much healthier home. Before getting an HRV ventilation system installed in their 1950’s home the Herberts had a big problem with condensation and cold in winter. Installing the Vortex bathroom extractor now means even their ba...

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Water Supply at Risk

Water Supply at Risk - 19/12/2014

The Waikato Times recently reported the risk of Paeroa's water supply being contaminated if plans to mine the Karangahake Gorge, a proposal by mining company New Talisman, goes ahead. Town opposes mining Last week over a hundred protestors gathered to march on the Hauraki District Council build...

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Water filters recommended for well owners

Water filters recommended for well owners - 16/12/2014

Last month the Hawke's Bay Today featured an article regarding the risk of water quality private well owners face. There was serious concern over groundwater quality after Horizons Regional Council tested the areas water.  Water contaminants found Groundwater is subject to a range of contaminan...

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The only place in the world you wouldn't need a water filter

The only place in the world you wouldn't need a water filter - 01/12/2014

New Zealand's water is some of the clearest and cleanest in the world, so it comes as no surprise that we have the worlds clearest lake. Blue Lake (Rotomairewhenau) is located within Nelson Lakes National Park in the South Island's Southern Alps.  Unfortunately this water is not what comes out o...

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Ventilation for a happy home

Ventilation for a happy home - 27/11/2014

Now that Winter is a long forgotten bad dream, New Zealanders can look forward to a wonderful Summer break and hang up their Winter coats.  Be prepared with ventilation However, it won't be long until the next Winter comes rolling around. Now is the perfect time to look ahead at the benefits of...

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Water Filtration saving millions of Lives

Water Filtration saving millions of Lives - 14/11/2014

3.4 million people die each year worldwide from water related diseases. The most concerning issue is that many people do not know that the water they are drinking is contaminated, they do not understand the importance of water filtration. WATERisLIFE has partnered with scientists at Carnegie Mel...

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More reason to install a Water Filter

More reason to install a Water Filter - 17/10/2014

The NZ Herald has reported that "two dams in the Hunua Ranges which supply about 20 per cent of Auckland's water were closed for four months this year after traces of a toxic herbicide applied to nearby forestry blocks got into the dams' supply lakes. After a forestry block on council land in th...

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What is a Water Filtration System?

What is a Water Filtration System? - 08/10/2014

At HRV our focus is making New Zealand invironments as pure and healthy as we can. That's why we have developed a water filtration system. Connected at your water supply, rather than the tap, the HRV Whole Home Water Filter purifies every drop entering your home, for healthier water from every ta...

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Latest Asthma Facts and Figures

Latest Asthma Facts and Figures - 22/09/2014

New Zealand has some of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the world. Kiwi houses are some of the coldest and dampest in the world. Consequently New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world, an estimated 600,000 Kiwis have asthma, including one in four children. While as...

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Renters Feeling the Chill

Renters Feeling the Chill - 16/09/2014

Renters left out in the cold People living in rental accommodation are suffering from a lower level of health and wellbeing because of substandard conditions in their home, new research shows. And homeowners who are struggling to pay off their mortgage are not much better off. The State of t...

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Spring is in the air (and so are the allergies)

Spring is in the air (and so are the allergies) - 09/09/2014

What is hayfever? Allergies comes in many forms, from foods, medicines and pollutants (allergens) in the air we breathe. Allergic rhinitis is a medical term used to describe what is commonly referred to as hay fever. Rhinitis means inflammation of the nose, allergic rhinitis is inflammation of t...

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State of the Home Survey

State of the Home Survey - 08/09/2014

In July 2014 HRV compiled results from a nation wide State of the Home Survey. HRV surveyed over 20,000 New Zealanders and the results were astonishing: Condensation is prevalent in 31% of homes. 27% had curtains, carpets and other property damaged due to mould and dampness. More than half o...

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My Leaky Home Drove Me Crazy

My Leaky Home Drove Me Crazy - 01/09/2014

Leaky homes can destroy not only your home, but your life. A leaky home is extremely harmful to you and your family's health, with risk of toxic mould growing in abundance.  Below is a feature article from Women's Weekly September Issue, illustrating one family's story living in a (unlivable) le...

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Cold, damp NZ homes contribute to poor health TV3 Feature

Cold, damp NZ homes contribute to poor health TV3 Feature - 20/08/2014

HRV survey featured on 3 News A State of the Home survey has found many New Zealand houses are cold and damp and are contributing to the country's health problems. But it also found a few differences in how South Islanders and North Islanders cope with the colder weather. Winter in Dunedin c...

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Men cuddle up on cold nights

Men cuddle up on cold nights - 13/08/2014

We've all heard about men struggling with man-flu — but it seems guys will do it tough between the sheets. A new study has found men are more likely to endure a chilly night in bed than grab an extra blanket or cosy up to a hot water bottle - as most women do. The nationwide HRV State of Home S...

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What is an HRV Heat Transfer system?

What is an HRV Heat Transfer system? - 11/08/2014

An HRV Heat Transfer system uses your existing heat sources (heaters, fires etc) and optimises their efficiency by distributing latent heat into other areas of your home. This creates a balance throughout your home as the heat transfer system automatically detects uneven temperatures and pushes w...

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Why do I need a ventilation system?

Why do I need a ventilation system? - 05/08/2014

Whatever the weather, rain or shine, a ventilation system is the best way to combat cold and damp ‘invironments’ in your home - these conditions are a breeding ground for mould, mildew, bacteria and dust mites. Not only does this ruin your furniture, clothing, carpet and basically everything in y...

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HRV nails allergies with new partnership

HRV nails allergies with new partnership - 01/05/2013

HRV is pointing the finger at allergies this Allergy Awareness Week - 13th to 19th May - partnering with Allergy New Zealand to help raise awareness for those who live with allergies.The healthy home specialists have joined up with the team at Allergy New Zealand getting behind its 1 in 10 campai...

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Parents Centre and HRV join forces to tackle child poverty

Parents Centre and HRV join forces to tackle child poverty - 24/04/2012

Parents Centre and HRV are spearheading a community-led initiative to begin to address the complex issues surrounding child poverty and poor health in New Zealand.Parents Centre has partnered with leading ventilation specialist, HRV, to provide ventilation and heating for a deserving and carefull...

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Ventilating a home to help children

Ventilating a home to help children - 04/04/2012

Parents Centre is spearheading a Community led initiative to begin to address the complex issues surrounding child poverty and poor health in New Zealand. Parents Centre has partnered with Leading ventilation specialist, HRV to provide ventilation and heating for a deserving and carefully selecte...

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Ventilation Articles from around the country

Ventilation Articles from around the country

Out of the 11,000 litres of air we breathe every day, approximately 50% contain toxic substances harboured in our homes. Things like mould, mildew, dust mites, pollen and allergens for hay fever and asthma. In fact, you’re 1000 times more likely to breathe in an allergen indoors than outdoors. T...

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Water Articles from around the country

Water Articles from around the country

At HRV we are comitted to bringing fresh clean water to every of your house. Nowadays there’s a lot more in our water than a few hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Chlorine, heavy metals, sediment – they can come out of every tap in your home. But for our health’s sake, they don’t need to. Below is a col...

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Air Articles from around the country

Air Articles from around the country

Air and water. They’re the most essential elements we need to live. So why do we think so little about just what we’re breathing or drinking? 1 in 4 NZ kids has asthma and the rate of environmental allergies, including hay fever, eczema, and dustmites, has doubled in 15 years. Most of the resear...

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How much to heat a home?

How much to heat a home?

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