We are all familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Goldilocks always sought out what was ‘just right’. Goldilocks understood the value of balance. What was true for Goldilocks is true for sealing homes.
Awareness is growing of how Australian homes are amongst the most poorly sealed homes in the western world…and that this is making our families sick. What is less known is that over-sealing a home can lead to the same, if not worse consequences. One example of this is mould. When there is not enough ventilation, increased relative humidity (over 55%) can cause mould growth and increased dust mites. This can cause or aggravate existing respiratory illnesses and skin conditions.
Trying to seal your home yourself may be well intentioned but the reality is you don’t have the right training or the right tools to do the job properly. Finding the right balance between energy efficiency and indoor air quality requires the services of an expert, such as an Air Genius technician. Air Genius technicians undergo rigorous training and deploy testing equipment such as blower door tests, infra red cameras, tracer gas testing and advanced visual inspections to discover leaks, seal them and ensure the right balance is achieved to give you a healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient home.
If you want to know more contact an Efficiency Matrix technician today.