The issue of pollution is not a new concept, it is an evident crisis in our world that is currently being tackled. Although these conversations are becoming more and more popular, how often to do we consider and talk about the pollution inside of our homes. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American spends 87% of their lives indoors. Granted, this percentage includes grocery stores, work buildings, etc., but imagine what percentage of that is spent inside your home. Is the air in your home clean and if not, is there anything you can do to make sure that it is? Individually, one cannot control worldwide pollution, but you should have control over what goes on inside your home.
You can have a say over your homes air quality by building green. Green homes are built with eco-friendly materials and health conscious chemicals. We do not often consider that many of the materials and chemicals used to build our homes are actually toxic substances that contain high levels of formaldehyde. These chemicals over time affect our health and even stress levels. Green homes use materials that are both human and environmentally friendly. This means paints, sealants, adhesives and finishes that are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). They are not built simply as four walls for families to live in but as homes where you can rest and live your best quality of life.
When you have a luxury custom Don Collins home, you are also receiving an ERV ( Energy Recovery Ventilator) in every room of your house. An ERV is connected to your HVAC system and pulls in clean fresh air. These systems pick up pollen, contaminants, pollutants, & more before they enter your home. This not only leads to cleaner air inside your home, but extends the life of your HVAC system and reduces the amount of necessary filter changes. By removing toxins from both the materials your home is built upon and the air that is being drawn in, you are signing up for a healthier home environment that not only provides better air quality but can also improve ones mental health and save you money in the long run.