Healthy Homes

Structure wins 2013 Quality Home Comfort Award with green technologies

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 14:52

Potential homebuyers across the United States are looking at their options as they weigh the pros and cons of greener technologies and materials. One family in southern California asked for the help of construction experts to build a home that was both comfortable and features superior indoor air quality. 
Contracting Business Magazine reported that as a result of the request and two years of hard work, the final result was a home that would win awards for the exemplary conditions found inside the structure. A radiant floor heating system was installed in the structure because it can drastically improve the air quality of a home and comfort levels. 
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, those with respiratory illnesses, asthma or allergies will often suffer from the presence of common air allergens throughout the year. These can include, dust, pollen, pet dandruff, mold, cockroaches, cigarettes, car exhaust and other fine particulate matter. 
Even for homeowners who don't have pets or smoke, fine particulate matter from either of these common irritants can be found in the house because of inadequate ventilation. A radiant floor heating system can help a homeowner improve the indoor air quality of his or her house and breath easy during every season. 
Because air is not pushed out of vents, radiators or baseboard heating units, indoor allergens do not collect in impossible to clean spaces. Instead, heat radiates through the floorboards, which is a much cleaner warmth delivery system. This solution has allowed the architects and contractors of various homes across the United States to reduce the presence of irritants and improve indoor air quality. When a homeowner is looking to breath easy, regardless of what season it is, radiant floor heating offers the right solution.