Tuesday, 11 March 2008
further along the road to a green house
today i purchased the aquasana whole house filter seen here to your right. why buy a "whole house filter" you may ask? well the answer is simple (especially in dc)
By filtering all of the water that enters your home, you not only greatly enhance the healthfulness of your household water, but you also dramatically improve your indoor air quality. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Every home in America has an elevated level of chloroform gas present due to the vaporization of chlorine... from tap and shower water." Chlorine vapors are a suspected cause and irritant of respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and allergies. Filtered water will improve every aspect of your family’s health. A whole house filter will reduce any VOCs or chlorine that may be embedded in clothing when unfiltered water is used in the washing machine. Also, colors will last longer and look newer with the chlorine removed. The dishwasher releases more VOCs and chloroform into the household indoor air than any other source besides the shower. The EQ-300 prevents this toxic gas from being released. Filtered water in the dishwasher also reduces film or soap scum on dishes. For both laundry and dishwashing, filtered water reduces the amount of detergent you need to use in each cycle.
pretty exciting no?
i had to get it today, because i was already late. my plumber, matt smith, found the link that was causing all the mold. apparently the pipes incoming water supply pipes were 103 years old and were leaking everywhere, hence the leak and then the mold. because the whole house filter goes right there, it would have been nice for him to have it. but alas, i only ordered it today. hopefully it will arrive by this time next week.
i decided not to get caught in a lerch again! so i ordered the naturemill plus indoor compost bin. i am excited about it for all the obvious reasons. mostly that i won't have to go all the way to my garden to get rid of kitchen scraps. and it will make compost fast, which will make for better tomotoes!
now what is the lerch that one might get int where you think, shoot i wish i would have ordered that indoor compost bin? who knows. it probably won't happen. but at least if you are prepared ye shall not fear right?
i think i found the kitchen facet of my dreams...who knew such a thing existed... but i saw it the other night at dianna's friend arthur's house.
what do you think? now it looks way less cool here than it is. that hangy down part comes out and you can squeeze the side and it sprays. anyway, check out the specs... thoughts?
should i put this stuff on here, or would you rather just see the finished product?
btw, oscar the mason got all that garbage out of the basement today. it smells SO much better. and the skylight man came. he is going to fix the original skylight, install a "sun dome" in the bathtub and a skylight in the upstairs hall. i am stoked about that!