A lot of people that have upgraded their home in the last few years are now having a problem. The government is promoting energy savings products. Improving your home or business with these energy savings products is a good idea but you need to consider the building science of the dwelling. The study of building science doesn’t seem to be the strong point of government. The eco-energy program was a great benefit for many home owners to upgrade their furnace, windows and insulation levels in their homes.
As you tighten your home or business up, you reduce the air infiltration rate on the windows, doors and furnace and increase the wall infiltration and the attic infiltration rate. Example I will use is a home that has all new windows installed. The windows represented 15-25% of the homes infiltration rate. Now the home has increased attic infiltration and exfiltration. Now with all the humid air from the home moving into the attic you now have the chance for mould (mold) if the moisture can’t escape or you have mould laden air being pulled into the home because of a negative air pressure in the home. With building science you to be balance the air in and out .
If you are going to tighten up your home or business you have to have a plan to replace the air that is not entering into the home. An attic inspection is recommended yearly in your home.
Inch by Inch Healthy Homes conducts black mold inspections and attic mold inspections in Toronto and the GTA.
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