Resources for the Homeowner
WHAT'S LURKING IN YOUR BATHROOM
There’s so much water running through your home bathroom on a daily basis. That’s why, if not properly ventilated, the bathroom is a breeding ground for mold, mildew, fungus, rust and decay. Learn More
WHAT A WELL VENTILATED HOME MEANS
A well-designed ventilation system provides many benefits. The best ventilation system can dilute or eliminate pollutant sources and filter air to remove unwanted particulates from a home. Pollutants such as smoke, dust, heat, metals, humidity, and CO2 accumulate in a poorly vented building. Good ventilation means providing good indoor air quality. A well-designed ventilation system also saves energy, controls moisture, and improves the durability of the home. Learn More.
WHY VENTILATION IS VITAL TO YOUR HOME'S HEALTH
Clearing the air has many benefits
Mechanical ventilation is critical to the health of the home. In the same way that your lungs supply your body with the oxygen you need to thrive while dispelling harmful carbon monoxide, a well-designed ventilation system provides indoor air quality that is so vital to a well-functioning living space. Learn More.
BREATHE EASY IN YOUR NEW HOME
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than just a green building buzzword. The Environmental Protection Agency lists poor IAQ as a top five environmental threat, and asthma is one of most serious chronic illnesses plaguing American children today.
The current trend of building tighter, more energy efficient houses has been cited as a contributing factor to the problem, but airtight houses and superior IAQ can go hand in hand when the two are considered together. New homes with high performance ventilation can eliminate accidental sources of bad air, like musty crawl spaces, radon-ridden basements, exhaust-filled garages and dusty attics. Learn More.
HOW INDOOR AIR QUALITY CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects the health and comfort within a structure such as your home. The air within a home or building can be more polluted than the air outdoors. Research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Therefore, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
When it comes to individual comfort, there is no standard for indoor air quality. It is based on an individual’s tolerance to pollutants. Some have no sensitivity to chemicals while others are very vulnerable. Learn More.