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Healthy Homes

Did you know that we tend to spend up to 90% of our time indoors? This is especially true during the cold Connecticut winter, when many homeowners and their families prefer inside warmth over bundling up and dealing with the chilly winds. What about the quality of the air you’re breathing, though? Indoor air quality is something that often goes overlooked, but the effects that it can have on the health and safety of you and your family are not to be taken lightly.

The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

Most people know what it’s like to get stuck behind a diesel truck in traffic. In this case, the air quality issue is obvious, and we either roll up our windows or move to another lane. But what if you were slowly breathing in something just as toxic as diesel fumes, yet it wasn’t obvious enough to notice? This is precisely what happens in many homes, and it all comes down to indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality can be affected by a number of different factors. Often, the problem exists because of a presence of moisture in the air, which can lead to mold growth and cause a host of different respiratory symptoms. The issue becomes especially prevalent for those who suffer from asthma or other illnesses, and in the case that indoor air quality is affected by a faulty heating and cooling system, deadly carbon monoxide can even become a factor.

No matter the source, improving indoor air quality is a must for homeowners who are looking to ensure the safety of themselves and their families. Fortunately, Insulation Solutions of CT (Insulation Solutions) can help to make your home a healthy home, no matter what may be going on currently.

Improving your home's energy efficiency can have an added benefit that's equally compelling: improving your home's indoor air quality as well.

A comprehensive home energy audit with a qualified home  energy auditor will include an analysis of your home's indoor air  quality and ventilation rates, including specific tests to ensure  that toxins such as radon and carbon monoxide are not  presenting a health hazard to you and your family.

During a home performance upgrade following an energy audit,  a home performance contractor will work to ensure that indoor  air quality issues stemming from such issues as mold and  moisture are minimized, and that ventilation rates are adequate for the home.

Mold

Many homeowners discover mold in their homes, but are at a loss for its cause--and solution.  Even worse, sometimes mold issues go undetected visually but are causing severe health issues to your family.

A whole house energy audit can determine the sources of mold. It is critical to know the cause of the problem to prevent it from recurring. You want a company like ours who can look at the bigger picture, determine the cause of your problem and offer the best solution to resolve it.

Spring is coming (really, it is!), and that can mean damp or wet basements.  This is a prime condition for mold to grow.

Contact us to make a whole house assessment to determine whether we detect mold issues in your home.

 

Our IAQ Services

At Insulation Solutions, we offer professional services centered on moisture assessment and remediation and indoor air quality improvements. We use diagnostic tools to pinpoint the causes of the air quality issues in your home, whether an insulation problem, leaky ducts, heating or cooling systems in need of maintenance, mold growth, radon or otherwise. Everyone deserves a healthy home. Our team is here to help you breathe easy!

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.