Allergies & Asthma
Problem: Allergies, Asthma, Respiratory Problems. Respiratory problems - including asthma and allergies - can be compounded by the poor indoor air quality found in many homes.
Solution: Indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors, and poor indoor air quality is one of the EPA's top 5 environmental threats to public health. Chemicals from building materials and other objects inside the home, particulates from dirt and dust, smoke and mold can all contribute to poor air quality, which can exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies, and create new ones.
During a home performance upgrade, an energy efficiency professional will evaluate your home's air quality and take concrete steps to eradicate problems at the source. From working to minimize moisture infiltration to reduce the occurrence of mold, to upgrading your home's ventilation system or making recommendations as to how to optimize an existing system, a home performance professional will work to ensure that the air inside your home is not a threat to you or your family's health -- so you can breathe easy.