🏡🧪 The Build Science Behind Comfort and Health

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.

👉 Comfort

  • 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.

👉 Health

  • 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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