Building science gives us the insights and tools to create comfortable and healthy living environments.
Why it matters: We should no longer accept “rules of thumb” or the notion that “we’ve always done it that way” when it comes to the places we live.
🔬 Zoom in: Our comfort and our health rely on integrated systems.
- Sizing the air conditioning and heating should be done using all of the right inputs and the proper design software.
- Adding a dehumidifier to the system is important in any humid climate.
- The “V” in HVAC is often overlooked and that’s the ventilation component.
- Adding fresh air ventilation is essential as we build houses that are more air tight.
- Fresh air helps reduce CO2 in our homes that increases with our breathing.
- Using kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans helps remove moisture as well as harmful VOCs.
- Installing and regularly changing high quality filters helps catch many of the fine particles that stir up allergies or make us sick.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Unless you’re monitoring humidity and air quality in your home, you can’t really know what’s going on.
- Using the Airthings 2960 View Plus, I have learned a lot about my indoor air quality and made changes to improve it.
This content is a summary of Episode 3 of The Build Show Network’s free 10 unit series called “Build Science 101.”
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