Make Your Home Healthier
Today, Canadians are much more aware of the link between indoor environments and their health. Poor ventilation, moisture-related mold problems and many common chemicals released in the home can affect your health and well-being.
Home renovations provide the ideal opportunity to make your home a healthier place to live. This is especially important if you or a member of your household suffer from allergies, asthma or other health-related conditions that can be aggravated by poor air quality. As part of your renovation planning, you should determine whether there are any areas of your home that have moisture or air-quality problems that need attention.
Ensuring that your home is a healthy place to live will not only increase your comfort, it will protect your investment - many of the conditions that cause poor air quality can also lead to deterioration of a home's structure.
CMHC is Canada's Healthy Housing™ expert. Their research and publications provide a wealth of information you can use when planning your renovation.
Remember that a healthy house is not only better for you and your family, it also makes environmental sense by conserving resources.