Healthy Homes

Keeping an eye on the interior: Healthy homes and necessary installations

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 13:14

The increasing amount of time that people, especially children, are spending indoors is troublesome to many individuals, and a number of housing experts have noted that this trend could prove to be dangerous.
According to the Long Beach Press Telegram, the increased presence of harmful toxins in the air of a residence is directly linked to the products that were purchased by the homeowner and how people in a family treat their living space.
A West Hills, California, designer noted that improvements should be made to a home not just for the environment, but also for the people who are residing within.
"My concern is toxicity in our indoor environment," said Alison Pollack, a local expert and advocate for the use of cleaner products in homes.
According to the news outlet, there are a number of products that are actually harmful to people which can be found in many homes across the U.S. Certain items, such as older insulation and conventional heating systems, can pose a significant danger to all individuals who are living in a residence.
While older heating systems may not seem like something that can pose a significant risk to a family, the radiators, heating ducts and air vents that are required for operation can actually hold and distribute a number of airborne contaminants.
Newer products, such as radiant heating systems, do not require these allergen-producing fixtures, therefore limiting the risk of negatively affecting the health of a family.
Along with a dramatic reduction in the dangers associated with a home, installing a radiant heating system helps to increase the comfort level inside a residence and also cuts the amount of energy that is consumed.