As an Energy Auditor and Home Inspector here is Reno I know when it comes to having a comfortable and healthy home, what you can’t see matters just as much as what you can. Take air quality – even though you can’t see a layer of smog inside your home, indoor air can actually be much more polluted than the air outside.
Poor ventilation in homes can lead to excessive dust and mold, which contribute to asthma and other health problems. And commonly used adhesives, paints, and floor finishes contain compounds like formaldehyde that are known to cause cancer.
One of the best ways to avoid such toxins is to follow green remodeling practices. These include using low emitting paints and finishes, building with formaldehyde-free products, sealing air leaks in ducts and, if necessary, installing a ventilation system to bring in fresh air at regular intervals.
For assurance that indoor air quality concerns are systematically addressed during your remodeling project, consider having your home Rated by an Energy Auditor. The rating process includes a comprehensive evaluation by an independent Energy Auditor like myself who can help you decide which indoor air quality and energy efficient improvements make sense for your Reno home.