According to the Environmental Protection Agency
, the average indoor air quality in a home is four to five times worse than the outdoor air quality. We wanted to change that when building our homes. For us, better air quality was key to a healthier, more comfortable home. We are the only builder on the East Coast that fully meets the criteria for the American Lung Association’s Health House Program
. With an Insight Home
, you’ll be getting improved air quality, a comfortable living environment, and environmentally friendly building materials.
Here are some of the top actions we take to make sure the air you breathe in your home is allergen-free:
We needed to get dust, dirt, and allergens out of the house. What did we do first? We installed a Central Vacuum System in all of our homes.
We first directed the vacuum system into the garage but realized that the allergens would still carry into the house. Instead, we decided to vent it to the outside of the house, so the allergens and dust that would get out of a standard vacuum bag are pushed outside.
This filtration system is not your average system for any contractor. We picked out a filter that has 20x more surface area than a regular filter. This filter catches 97% of the dust in the air, plus it is easy to get to so you can change it yourself.
Bonus: We will change the first one for you!
Another way to get better air quality is by using a Low Volatile Organic Compound Paint and Carpet. Our carpet is made from recycled two-liter bottles and it won’t release VOCs or trap odors.
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We want to hear from you! Other than better air quality, what features in a home are most important to you?