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.
A few months after I began inspecting buildings for mold I was asked by a real estate agent representing a potential buyer to test for mold in a four year old home. The home was bricked on all sides. On two sides of the home the finished basement was completely below grade with a third side about fifty per cent below grade.Read More View All