How Technology Is Making Your House Healthier to Live In

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Home building has advanced to adopt green techniques, such as solar panels, that help preserve the external environment. Yet, those advances have also sealed the interior environment more and more thoroughly. While that helps keep the heat or cold air in, it also means more contaminants get trapped inside with you. Fortunately, technology can also help make your house healthier to live in.

Pellet Stoves

Many homes these days use a furnace fueled with propane or natural gas. While convenient, gas furnaces can also become a source of lethal levels of carbon monoxide. They also depend on a non-renewable resource.

Pellet stoves can effectively heat spaces up to around 2400 square feet. That is around the approximate size of the average American home. Plus, these computer controlled stoves burn so efficiently that they produce almost no waste gases of any kind. If you want to get the most out your pellet stove, you’ll want a heating service pro for installation and annual maintenance.

UV Water Filtration

Most water filtration systems use carbon to filter out harmful chemicals and odors. Unfortunately, those filters don’t remove most microbes from the water. These microbes can make you very ill, particularly if your immune system is already compromised.

A UV water filtration system exposes all the water running to your faucets to a dose of ultraviolet light. This exposure kills virtually all the microbes that are in your water. This is especially effective when paired with carbon filtration. For the triple threat, add reverse osmosis to remove dissolved metals like lead and mercury.

Air Filtration Systems

Air quality in homes can plummet pretty quickly. That’s courtesy of the extremely tight environmental seals that most new homes enjoy. It becomes easy for molds to grow without a steady stream of fresh air. Short of keeping windows open year round, you need an advanced air filtration system as part of your heating and air conditioning.

Modern air filtration systems use a combination of materials and nanotechnology to purify the air. Most systems use HEPA filters and activated carbon to capture particulates and mold. Then, the nanotechnology kicks in with photocatalytic oxidation to break down carbon-based pollutants. You get healthy air to breathe.

Advanced technologies often seem to do nothing but create environmental and health problems. Despite outward appearances, that’s not all technology can do. Systems like pellet stoves, UV water filtration, and high tech air filtration systems leverage advanced technology to reduce the overall level of pollutants in your home. All of which combine to make your home a healthier place to live.