Our health is our most important asset, yet most of us don’t understand how toxic standard built homes can be to our health. High Performance homes prioritize human health, because if the materials and type of construction aren’t built to optimize our health, why would we want to live in them?
Our High Performance Homes:
Have Fresh Air – We spend 90% of our lives indoors, yet the EPA has reported that indoor air quality is poorer than outdoor air. Flynner Homes brings brings fresh outdoor air inside with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV). It conditions and filters the incoming air-supplying your family with healthy indoor air 24/7. An ERV is the healthiest choice you can make for your home. Does your current home have one?
Tight-construction – “Build tight, ventilate right” air-tight homes. Building tight eliminates drafting and thermal-gradients that can make you feel uncomfortable. Building tight also significantly reduces seasonal allergens and pollens that can enter your home.
Air Pressure Balancing – Balanced air pressure throughout your home results in even temperature-gradients and reduces the potential for condensation build-up-reducing the likelihood for mold. Vents, jump-ducts, pressure balancing, and fresh air ventilation work together to reduce the damage that can be caused from water condensation.
Paints – They use utilize No-VOC (No-VOC = No volatile organic compounds) interior wall paints, which in turn reduces harmful indoor gases.
Carpets and Pads – Flynner doesn’t tell our clients what finishes they have to install in their home-all we do is educate our homeowners on the differences between healthy finishes and toxic ones. Once educated, the homeowner then chooses. But once you are educated that an item such as carpet-pad can off-gas toxins for up to 15 years it becomes a no-brainer decision. Education is a power tool.
Formaldehyde Free – Toxins can be found just about everywhere in a code-built house today. Flynner goes the extra mile by insulating their homes with formaldehyde-free products and builds their cabinets with CARB-Compliant materials that significantly increase the quality of indoor air you breath.
Radon Control – Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is emitted from rock and soil, and therefore may be entering your home through your crawl-space or basement. Flynner mitigates radon, amongst other gases and odors, with their ventilation systems and advanced crawl-space assemblies