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? Take this 5-minute survey 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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Heat Pumps

Most heat pumps are fitted with advanced air filtration systems that help prevent allergens and pollutants from entering your home.

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Furnaces

Replacing a poorly vented gas furnace with a sealed combustion system or all-electric heat pump system helps prevent harmful gases from escaping into your home.

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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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Air Conditioning

Along with overcoming heatwaves, a good air conditioning system includes air filters for healthier indoor air quality during the summer.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

While gas-fueled water heaters burn fossil fuels, electric heat pump water heaters are combustion-free, for a cleaner, healthier home with fewer emissions.

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Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are typically safer than storage water heaters because there’s no tank that can overheat and no risk of bursting from a rise in pressure.

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Air Sealing

Sealing air leaks can decrease the pollutants that get inside and circulate within your home, and can even reduce allergies and mitigate asthma.

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Attic Insulation

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

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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.

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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.