In a recent Facebook post, I included this statement:
Caulking is one of the best protections for Healthy Indoor Air Quality in a home.
Which led to this question:
How does caulking help with healthy indoor air-quality?
The answer came from Insulation and building science expert, Ken Wells of Elite Insulation.
Air infiltration can account for 30% or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs, and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, dust, and the entry of pollutants, insects, and rodents. Reducing infiltration can significantly cut annual heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. According to a 2005 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) study, an energy savings of up to 62% can be realized by undertaking specific air tightness measures. In addition to energy loss, air infiltration reduces occupant comfort, interferes with efficient operation of mechanical systems, reduces indoor air quality, and contributes to condensation and moisture damage in the building envelope system. Using tight construction methods is said to be like closing a hole in your wall the size of an open window.
According to the Air Barrier Association of America, a “typical 2,500 square foot home has more than a half mile of cracks and crevices.” Unsealed, about a third of the air leakage in a home occurs through the floors, walls, and ceilings.
The air inside an enclosed environment becomes, stagnate and saturated with germs, chemicals, air pollution’s, and other harmful particles. As people our bodies absorb these elements through breathing. An all-natural paint additive has been developed. Air-ReNu, turns any newly painted wall surface, into an effective and permanent air purification system, no electricity or filters required.
I honestly don’t know much about air ionization. How is this passive system different from active ozone generation systems. In reading about active systems it seems moderation is recommended as high levels of ozone generation are also harmful. It even suggests lots of ventilation – which also serves to purify the air so why not just do that? Have there been any third party testing on this product? All I can find is the manufacturer website which implies it treats everything from Radon, CO, to Organic Gases – which makes me worry it is too good to be true.
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