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Maine Indoor Air Quality Council to Participate in #GivingTuesday

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The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is proud to support #GivingTuesday, a worldwide giving event celebrating nonprofits of all sizes and missions. Your donation of any size will help prevent lung cancer in low-income homes right here in Maine. On behalf of nonprofits everywhere, please support your favorite nonprofit this Holiday Season. Click here to […]

Read the October Issue of the Informer

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The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council publishes a newsletter every quarter.  The following is a “digest” version (text and links only, no images) of the October 2017 issue.  If you would like to receive our newsletter, make sure to sign up at the bottom of this page. October 2017 President’s Message Desi-Rae Severson President Maine […]

Heat Pump Water Heaters Do Double Duty

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If you need a new water heater and your basement is somewhat humid and musty, you might consider a heat pump water heater to solve two problems: heating the water and conditioning the air. Heat pump water heaters may sound complex, but they operate just like your refrigerator in reverse. The refrigerator takes heat out […]

When Fresh Air Isn’t Fresh

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Maine has an environment that is somewhat difficult in which to design an HVAC system and building envelope. Temperatures can swing wildly within 24 hours causing the HVAC system to cycle from heating at night, to economizer cooling (using outside air to cool), to mechanical cooling. So the interior environment can see a variable amount […]