(Family Features) In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 million people suffer from asthma and allergies, which according to the American Lung Association can be triggered by mold for those who are allergic. As a responsible homeowner, it's essential to be aware of the many threats, such as mold and fire, which may cause harm to your family and your investment.
(NAPSI)—How well your outdoor power equipment works the next time you need it could depend on how you winterize and store it. Here are hints that can help:
(NAPSI)—Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
(BPT) - Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Ironically, that's where allergens, mold and other irritants are most at home. In fact, the EPA finds that pollutant levels can be two to five times higher inside our homes than outside.
(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.
Queens Library President and CEO Tom Galante, left, and City Councilmember Donovan Richards are joined by 8-year-old Sasha-Lee Elliott on May 29 as they updated community officials on the ongoing progress of renovations at the Rosedale Library.
When completed the building will have a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system; a new ceiling with improved, energy-efficient lighting fixtures as well as a number of cosmetic changes.
(BPT) - Spring is here, and with it, increased travel. Did you know that some hotels use advanced technology to treat their water for guest use? The Gran Melia in the Canary Islands uses desalination technology to treat seawater for use in everything from their swimming pools and spas to showers. Similarly, the Park Hyatt in Dubai is treating its wastewater with reverse osmosis so it can be reused in its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. So, the next time you’re on vacation laying on a warm, sandy beach, make sure you tip your glass to water.
(StatePoint) Power outages can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous. Being prepared is especially important when wicked seasonal weather -- such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves -- are more likely to take a toll.
(NAPSI)—Be warned: Dirt, allergens and pollutants may be lurking in the cleanest home, hidden away where you can’t see them—but you can get help getting rid of them.
(Family Features) Whether you're inviting friends over for a dinner party or just want to make your abode a more comfortable environment for your family, battling tough odors can be quite a challenge. Avoid the short-lived results of covering up odors with fragrances, sprays and candles and spend your time and energy instead on getting to the root of the smelly problem.
(BPT) - Spring is the perfect time to think green. For some it’s spurred by the coming of Earth Day, others the renewed greening of our lawns. And many are motivated by the desire to save a little green in their wallets with a fresh new season of home repairs. If you’re one of these people, you can help save some green for the planet, as well as your hard-earned cash, by making energy efficient upgrades throughout your home.
(BPT) - Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money?
(BPT) - Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically.
A Community Board 8 committee rejected a proposed rezoning of Union Turnpike, which would allow a four-story building for commercial and residential use on a lot bounded by Parsons Boulevard and 79th Avenue, with a vote of 6-1 at a public hearing on Tuesday evening at Hillside Manor.
The board raised concerns about parking and traffic on Union Turnpike, as well as sewage, schools and the shadows that would be cast by the building, which would house a ground floor for commercial use and three floors composed of 39 residential units in total. In the basement there would be 71 parking spaces.
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens plans to operate, mend and improve in the next three years.
Representatives from the Astoria-based medical center presented a proposal to construct a six-story addition on the west side of its property on Crescent Street between 30th Avenue and 30th Road to Community Board 1 on Tuesday. The blueprints would require four zone variances, which CB 1 unanimously voted to support with one abstention and a few stipulations.
July 6, 2012 – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today warned New Yorkers of health risks from the dangerously hot weather forecast for tomorrow, following several days of hotter than normal weather. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for tomorrow, with temperatures forecast to reach near 100 degrees and humidity that will make it feel even hotter. The Health Department urges New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental disability.