When you own a property, you worry about things like the quality of the materials when constructing, the location at the time of purchase or the style of furniture when decorating. But, have you stopped to think about whether you have a healthy home? Below are a few key points to keep in mind when thinking about it.
Temperature of the house
It is important that your property is not too cold during the winter period and not too warm during summer. The location of the property has a lot to do with this; however it is mostly based on the materials used throughout the construction of the property. Insulation is what will make a difference, and it is what will achieve the adequate temperature through both the cold and warmer months.
Quantity of natural light getting into each room
It is very important that our house gets more natural light than it does electric light throughout the day. This way we will feel more energetic each day. It is also always much nicer to be in a room with plenty of light, illuminated by the rays of sunshine, than to be in a room that its always necessary to use electric lights. You can achieve this amount of natural light by installing large windows within the rooms, both in the walls, and if possible, in the ceilings.
Allows relaxation in the evening
If you have a marvellous property but it is located in a noisy area that doesn’t allow you to fully rest at night, the quality of the house will drop dramatically. The best way to avoid this is by installing windows with sound insulation, which won’t allow the exterior noise to travel into the property. It is very important to get enough rest to recover the energy used for the new day ahead.
Ventilation within the rooms
I am sure you are familiar with the feeling of entering a property and being able to tell by the smell that the property has been closed up, perhaps because you forgot to leave a window open before leaving the house. Well, it has been proven that those who ventilate their homes 2 to 3 times a day have more energy throughout the day than those who don’t (a study carried out by the VELUX group alongside the University of Humboldt). So now you know … don’t forget to open the windows! Some properties also have air vents throughout the house, which carries out this neglected task for us!
Humidity on the walls and/or ceilings
I understand it isn’t necessary to go into detail on how unpleasant it is to suffer from humidity on the walls or ceilings of your house. The uncleanliness that we feel and the smell that accompanies it due to mould are not pleasant for the people living there.
Obviously, it depends on the amount of humidity as to whether or not it will be a problem. The best thing we can do is attempt to avoid it by carrying out a good construction, with the appropriate materials, and to a high standard. If it is too late for this, it is necessary to find the cause of the humidity and try to target the problem at the very roots.
If your property meets these requirements … congratulations! You live in a property that is 100% healthy. But, if this is not the case, do not worry. There is always a solution that we can apply to convert your property into one that is healthy. At Constructions Marva, we are more than happy to be able to help you.