4 Keys To Air Quality In The San Antonio Home You’re Remodeling Or Building

The prospect of building or remodeling a home is always exciting — if also a little nerve-wracking. You have to consider traffic flow in the new space, as well as lighting, window and door placement, colors and so much more. But while you’re doing that, don’t forget about the air quality in that new space. It’s just as important — and even more important — than your design and finishing considerations.

Contaminants in your air can make your home uncomfortable and even harmful to your health. Poor air quality can exacerbate allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and other conditions. It can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, nausea, sneezing, irritated eyes and scratchy throat. Fumes such as carbon monoxide are potentially deadly.

By taking the right preventive measures, you can ensure optimal air quality in your new home or remodeled space. Here are four keys:

  • Talk with your builder about radon, and make sure he’s taking abatement and/or elimination measures.
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from your foundation, and the foundation is well sealed.
  • Install a mechanical ventilation system to keep the air moving through your home. Today’s construction is so airtight, mechanical ventilation is a necessity.
  • Always make sure that new appliances — such as your furnace — are properly installed, with the manufacturer’s recommended flue or vent.

In addition, ask your builder to use materials with low or no volatile organic compounds. By following these steps you can help to ensure that the air in your beautiful new or renovated home is healthy for everyone to breathe.

For more information about air quality and what you can do to keep your family healthy and safe, contact the experts at Beyer Boys. Our family-owned and operated company has been faithfully serving San Antonio-area homeowners since 1990.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, visit our website.

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