WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY HOME?
A healthy home is well ventilated, clean, properly humidified, and free of toxins, dangerous gases and pests. Above all, it’s a comfortable place to live. Good construction and ongoing maintenance can achieve these conditions—even in older homes.
Woodmeister’s rational approach to building enables us to address each family’s unique needs for a healthy living environment. We research, test and make recommendations on the latest construction technologies, products and materials. We specify only low or no-VOC materials and finishes. Our cabinets are urea and formaldehyde-free. Our buildings are airtight and energy-efficient. When coupled with maintaining proper relative humidity and mechanical ventilation systems, the results are homes that provide both energy-efficiency and a healthy living environment.
What are important practices in constructing a healthy home?
• It’s built tight to minimize infiltration.
• Ventilation or fresh air intake is mechanically controlled.
• There is minimal use of materials and products that degrade the quality of indoor air.
What are the benefits of building a healthy home?
• Improved air quality means a comfortable living environment.
• Less toxic materials and building products decrease indoor air pollution.
• Energy efficiency often means less maintenance.
• Improved durability and energy efficiency retain a home’s value over time.
What are typical components of a healthy home?
• Foundation waterproofing and moisture control;
• Advanced framing techniques;
• Air sealing and advanced insulation techniques;
• Energy efficient, high performing windows, doors and sealed combustion appliances;
• High efficiency air filtration, proper humidification and whole house mechanical ventilation
• Non-toxic interior finishes, materials and products.