healthy-home

BAYREN HOME+ / LEARNING CENTER

A Healthy Home Is a Happy Home

Did you know that indoor air quality is usually 2–5 times worse than outdoor air quality? Talk to a Home Energy Advisor to find out where harmful pollutants can enter your home and what you can do about it.

How Will Energy Efficiency Improve My Health?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people spend 50% or more of every day inside their homes, making it especially important to maintain a healthy and energy-efficient home. Occupants report having better physical and mental health after energy-efficient improvements have been introduced.

How to Keep Your Home Healthy

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Duct Sealing

Sealing leaky HVAC ducts controls fresh air, reduces dust and better controls moisture, improving the air quality in your home.

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Attic Insulation and Air Sealing

R-44 or greater attic insulation and air sealing help maintain a more consistent temperature, allowing for better humidity and mold/moisture control.

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Water Heaters and Furnaces

Replacing poorly vented gas water heaters/furnaces with sealed combustion systems or all-electric heat pump systems helps prevent harmful gases.

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Induction Cooktop

Induction cooking uses electromagnetism to heat pots and pans, resulting in faster cook times, less wasted heat and a safer, healthier kitchen.

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Fireplaces

Fireplaces with dirty chimneys or malfunctioning flues should be cleaned and fully operating in order to maintain clean indoor air.

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Dryer Vents

Dryer vents need to be properly installed to prevent humidity and indoor air problems.

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Crawlspaces

Sealing exposed crawlspaces and installing a vapor barrier can reduce or eliminate musty odors in your home.

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Garages

If you have an attached garage, be mindful to properly ventilate it when using chemical products and never warm your car up in your garage.