Healthy Homes

Healthy homes related to property values for towns

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 10:29

The number of healthy homes in a neighborhood has an effect on the property value of other residences in the area, as parts of a town that have older and less efficient houses are likely to bring down the worth of the real estate, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

According to the news source, homes that have high levels of radon or are known to contain technology that detracts from the health of its occupants bring down the value of most properties in the area.

"There is not enough demand to live in some of these neighborhoods that are at risk and intensive care," a local real estate agent told the Capital-Journal. "The lack of demand generates an oversupply of homes."

The health of residents has been partially attributed to the homes that they grow up in, as this, in conjunction with diet and the level of exercise for family members, influences the overall health of people. According to the news source, this leads to a cycle of poverty and creates poor neighborhoods due to the lowered property values.

Though the health of a family is affected by many things, homeowners should remove technology that directly contributes to illness. This is often the case for older heating systems, as these products trap and distribute contaminants in the air.

A Warmboard radiant heating system helps to limit the presence of contaminants in the air, as the product doesn't require the use of radiators, heating ducts and air vents, all of which store and distribute contaminants.

The product operates in a clean, quiet and efficient manner, as it is not visible to the naked eye and does not produce noise that one often hears with older technology.