Energy efficiency isn't just about using less energy or saving money on your energy bill.
It's about using energy more intelligently. Heating and cooling costs are the #1 expense in most American homes. Naturally, it's the first place many homeowners look to cut cost. What they should do is figure out how to use energy more efficiently, while at the same time achieving the comfort, health and home protection benefits they're after.
You Must Address Indoor Air Quality to Build a Green Home
Advancements in building technology, while good for saving energy and money, have led to an increase in poor indoor air quality—houses don't breathe like they used to. This is why every green certification program, whether local or national, not only addresses energy efficiency but also health and sustainability.
Aprilaire's whole-home indoor air quality solutions are designed to work together to use energy as efficiently as possible. At the same time, they help you achieve the comfort, health and home sustainability benefits you need.
Controlling all aspects of indoor air quality helps qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program of the National Association of Home Builders:
- Humidity: Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifiers help qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program by removing excess moisture. This helps protect your home and your family’s health from the damage effects of mildew and mold.
Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifiers help qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program by ensuring your entire home has just the right amount of moisture. This helps prevent premature aging of your home’s structure. It can also protect your family against respiratory infections by reducing the growth of viruses and bacteria.
- Fresh Air: Aprilaire Whole-Home Ventilation Systems help qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program by bringing in fresh air, while expelling harmful polluted air. This protects your family from breathing in high concentrations of toxic contaminants such as formaldehyde, radon, smoke and VOCs.
- Air Purity: Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifiers help qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program by reducing harmful airborne contaminants such as bacteria, mold and pollen. This helps prevent the onset of asthma and allergy symptoms.
- Temperature: Aprilaire programmable thermostats and Zoned Temperature Control help qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program by helping you control the temperature where you need it, when you need it.