Insulate Tight, Ventilate Right!
We often get the question, “Can a home be made too tight?”, and our answer is: A house is never too tight, just underventilated! When a home is too leaky, with air leaks hidden throughout the attic, crawl space, windows, exterior doors, and ceiling, outdoor air is allowed to infiltrate the living space.
This outside air brings with it moisture and outdoor pollutants, but it can also help spread contaminants that already live in other areas of your home, like dust and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This is why our Healthy Home Evaluations include envelope air sealing testing, otherwise called a blower door test.
Common home performance upgrades that can increase your home health and make your house more energy efficient in the process include:
Ready to see exactly what is keeping your home from being a healthy place to live? Schedule a Healthy Home Evaluation today! Call 914-242-9733 or get in touch here.