Also right up there is a house that is healthy. Everywhere you look, someone is pitching, this is healthy for you. We have lots of buzz words for healthy. Organic, whole grain, anti-oxidant, reduced fat, low sugar, wellness, all-natural are but a few. How do you make a house into a healthy home? It starts with design and a few simple objectives. Ideally, a healthy home is:
- Well Ventilated
- Combustion by-product free
- Pest Free
- Chemical Care
It seems fairly simple. We want a roof over our head to keep the elements out. Hot or cold, rain or snow, we don’t want them in our home. The dry home starts with a well constructed roof. That keeps the weather related water like rain or snow out. Then the walls, and the foundation.
Clean may be obvious, or not. Well Ventilated and Combustion by-product free, along with pest free, no toxic chemicals, comfortable and safe seem also to be obvious. There is a saying about the Devil being in the details. It is certainly that way in building a home. So a few details on these topics that make up a Healthy Home are important.
I will be posting a series based on the Healthy Home. We will take a look at each of the points listed above and what they mean to the home owner.
Part Ia How Dry is Dry Bulk Water from Precipitation
Part 1b How Dry is Dry Bulk Water From other Sources
Part 1c How Dry is Dry Water Vapor
Part 3 Well Ventilated
Part 5 Pest Free
Part 6 Chemical Care