This current email series is focused on helping you move towards independence in your home.
- Independence is the first step toward interdependence —> think about the message we hear on airplanes, “Put on your oxygen mask first.”
🥊 Reality check: A leaky house (like mine) is LESS resilient.
- A tight building envelope gives you more control over the conditions in your house.
📢 Repeat after me to review the forces of nature our buildings need to resist:
👉 Hot moves to cold
👉 Wet moves to dry
👉 High pressure moves to low pressure
🔬 Zoom in: Shelter readiness prepares you for 2 scenarios:
🥳 Stay-at-Home is appropriate under many emergency conditions from severe weather to civil unrest.
- The more air-tight and well insulated your home, the longer you can stay inside and be comfortable — even in a power outage.
😷 Shelter-in-Place is a more rare situation that can include the need to seal a room.
- If you’re ever in that position, the tighter your house, the more effectively you can seal it from harmful contaminants.
- Click on the link above to learn more about steps to seal a room.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Take some time to consider the level of preparation you need for peace of mind.
- Bonus: One thing I’ll add to the DOHS steps for sealing a room —>
- A battery powered CO2 monitor can help you be aware of rising CO2 levels inside the room. High CO2 leads to increased drowsiness and lower cognitive ability.