A Healthy Home is a home with a sustainable indoor environment. There are several different factors that contribute to the total indoor environment…
A healthy home is a home with a sustainable indoor environment. There are several different factors that contribute to the total indoor environment, including adequate ventilation, appropriate humidity levels, air filtration and building envelope integrity.
“A balance is maintained by making sure a home has positive exterior drainage away from the house in all directions, a properly sized heating and cooling system, vapor diffusion protection, as well as adequately planned ventilation.” –Healthy Indoor Air for America’s Home.
Maintaining the envelope’s integrity is likely the most misunderstood part of creating a healthy indoor environment.
So what is it? It is a combination of the following:
Protect your home with the HealthyAir DVA system that combines dehumidification, air filtration and fresh air ventilation in one system. It creates a healthy and sustainable indoor environment for your family. By combining these three methods, most indoor allergens and toxins can be effectively removed. Although the HealthyAir DVA cannot maintain the integrity of the building envelope, it does add positive pressure to the indoor space, which helps prevent the migration of moisture, mycotoxins from mold and VOCs.
As a professional certified mold remediator, I have been remediating buildings and performing mold inspections for seven years. I live in a neighborhood about eight years old. One Saturday, a neighbor was out walking her dog while I was working in the yard and stopped to chit chat a few minutes. She was familiar with the work I do and began to tell me she believed her home was making her sick – something I often hear in my line of work.Read More View All