Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living
(ARA) – More energy-efficient and airtight homes provide lower carbon emissions, significant energy savings and the psychological boost of knowing we’re all doing something to help preserve the planet – so what’s not to love? Despite the cost savings and environmental benefits, however, modern home building and remodeling can have a hidden downside: poor indoor air quality.
Filed under: Air Quality, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling
(ARA) — Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.
Adequate ventilation in your house is important for two reasons:
Moisture Control – Ventilation will prevent elevated moisture levels within the conditioned space during the heating season. These elevated levels can lead to condensation on window surfaces and give rise to surface mold and mildew, as well as concealed condensation within walls and roof spaces.