In modern times, we are indoors for most of the day, including the time spent in our cars. And there’s no guarantee that the air we breathe is clean.
Dust, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and viruses are some of the more common air pollutants. Contagious illnesses and allergies are made worse by polluted air.
In a green home, the growth of mould and fungi is minimised. Radiant heating doesn’t produce the same kind of humidity as conventional heating systems. And as radiant heating is made up of a network of water pipes laid over the insulated floor, there is no extra equipment to collect dust within the home.
With traditional homes, chemicals that evaporate at room temperature are based in the materials. This is harmful to our health as well as the environment. Green homes use natural material and finishes and so the air in a green home is virtually chemical-free.