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.
I will never forget the look on the face of a young mother I met one bright September morning in September 2003. Her two story brick home appeared to be solidly built and was situated at the end of a narrow, winding street facing a golf course. The terrain appeared to slope away from the house – a good indication that the drainage was working properly. She had done her homework, too, and had spent many hours researching the web looking for a solution to her problem. The only problem was…she didn’t really know what was wrong. And that confusion, frustration, and helplessness was written all over her face...Read More View All
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