Is Your Home House Healthy?

By on April 21, 2016
Is your home truly house healthy

You don’t have to be an environmentalist to care about having a healthy, energy-efficient home free of pollutants. Energy efficiency covers a broad range of issues. First and foremost, it guarantees better health and safety for you and your family. It also saves more money every billing cycle. Clean air is a more obvious benefit, but many people may not recognize that their indoor air quality needs improvement. There are lots of things you can do to bring your home to a better state of health.

Consider installing solar panels and energy-efficient windows. They are expensive investments, but they give you more in savings and quality. If your attic isn’t insulated, consider getting it done. Attics are a major source of heat loss in many homes and can cost you more in heating bills. When you buy new appliances, including your HVAC system, make sure they are Energy Star models. Smaller steps you can make towards efficiency include regular appliance maintenance to improve performance and prevent premature breakdowns, finding and closing any air leaks in your home, and apply window treatments, like drapes, to help keep heat and cold air from coming through.

Also, change your air filters regularly, control the level of humidity, and make sure your space is well ventilated. If possible, get an indoor air quality assessment and energy audit done to give you details about what you can do.

Check out the infographic below for more on how you can create an energy-efficient home in both small and big ways.


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Ross and Witmer infographic


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Is Your Home House Healthy?