We know that we can make a home cozier in the winter and cooler in the summer and at the same time reduce the home’s energy bills. It’s a very nice dovetail. But we often forget about the health benefits of repairing the energy guzzling defects in our homes.
It makes sense when you think about it…
If there are openings between your living space and crawl space, whatever pollutants are in the crawl space are bound to be transported into the space where you live and breathe. Ditto for the attic.
All of the following can permeate your living space without you even being aware.
- Dust mites
- Insulation fibers
- Rodent waste
- Soil gases
Why compromise on the quality of the air within your home?
Most of us live with this assault on our health without much to-do. However, certain individuals such as young children, elderly people, and sensitive people of any age can be afflicted with everything from allergies to asthma because of exposure to certain pollutants.
The photographs included here show some of the typical pathways for pollutants to enter homes. Recognize any of these issues?
Ensuring that your living space is absolutely isolated from your attic and crawl spaces is one of the most cost-effective ways to ensure that your home is a healthful place to live.
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