Health and comfort
There are many potential opportunities to improve the health and comfort of your home. Performing a home retrofit can significantly improve air quality and reduce drafts.
For most people, their home is their largest investment. And yet time and time again, people live in homes that are uncomfortable; with drafty rooms that never seem to heat up in the winter or cool down in the summer. People make adjustments such as wearing heavy sweaters or space heating poorly conditioned rooms.
By undertaking upgrades like air sealing windows and doors, and adding insulation, your home can be much more comfortable. Often times the costs of these upgrades is lower than expected and can lead to significantly more enjoyment in your home.
Health and safety
On average, most people spend the majority of their time indoors. Therefore, from a health viewpoint, the quality of your indoor air is even more important than outdoor air. The quality of indoor climate is affected equally by the air filtering and efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, construction engineering and quality, building materials, as well as building operation and maintenance.
Key actions to improve the health of your home include:
- Increasing the ventilation and the amount of fresh air brought into the house
- Changing furnace filters frequently
- Keeping areas dry and clean and clean up any mold or get rid of any moisture
- Testing for radon and fixing any problem
- Inspecting fuel burning appliances for leaks and fixing any issues
A good indoor climate decreases illnesses and improves comfort.