Healthy Homes

Creating a healthier home can influence happiness for families

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:31

The effort that many people put into keeping a healthy body and mind is sometimes wasted due to the things that they consume and the activities in which they partake. However, an individual may also want to worry about the state of their home in terms of their personal health.

According to a release from Express Bi-Folding Doors, many clients are beginning to realize that their health is directly influenced by their home and that having a healthier home can contribute to a better experience in life overall.

"Interestingly, a lack of access to natural light has been singled out as one of the main causes of ‘sick building syndrome’ in offices, which causes symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, skin rashes and irritations," according to the release.

The release noted that real estate agents value technology in a home that helps to provide a healthy atmosphere for families, and this can often be attributed to products like skylights, glass doors, modern insulation and efficient heating systems.

Families that rely on older heating systems and outdated technology to provide warmth may not only suffer due to the presence of allergens and contaminants in the air, but also because they will have to pay higher electricity costs to sufficiently heat their home. This allocation of money can limit the resources that they have to use on healthy food and products.

Warmboard radiant heating systems operate in a more efficient manner than other systems on the market, as this technology helps to limit the total amount of energy that is needed to operate the product. Lower water temperatures can be used to heat the tubing in a Warmboard system, and this allows a homeowner to save money on the cost of energy needed for operations.