Health, care and energy efficiency, the characteristics of healthy homes.  

Living in healthy homes has become all the rage, and not only affects decoration and order, but is also essential for building and creating safe and healthy environments inside a home.

Healthy homes are free of materials that could be harmful or toxic for their inhabitants. In the middle of large cities where there is a lot of traffic, pollution and noise, it is essential to create safe spaces, that protect the body and mind from external agents.

The problems that can endanger the health of a house

  • Stuffy atmosphere

If the air inside a home is not renewed properly this can become stuffy and lose quality, something that is known as stale air. This situation can arise when rooms are not aired, smoke is generated from cooking or if chemical products are used in closed environments.

  • Poor air quality

Not only is it necessary to air rooms regularly but it is also necessary to take into account the quality of the air entering the home from outside. Poor quality air, full of pollution, smells or substances that comes in through the windows is also unhealthy.

  • Humidity

There is water vapour in the air and in the atmosphere. Excess humidity is harmful to houses and the people who live in them. Humidity makes us feel warm or cold, so it is essential to control it to obtain an optimum level of comfort.

Characteristics of healthy homes

A key aspect when talking about healthy homes is energy efficiency. Taking this into account will guarantee improvements in factors such as indoor climate, the creation of waste products and the ventilation of the air.

  • A healthy atmosphere

Good air circulation can prevent household pollution. By mechanically ventilating the rooms we can renew the air automatically without having to worry about constant cross-ventilation and having to open the windows on a regular basis.

  • Clean air

Bad smells are a symptom of air pollution or humidity. Healthy homes should have clean air, achieved by filtering the air with double-flow mechanical ventilation systems.

Extra tip: plants are the perfect ally, they help to purify and renew indoor air.

  • Controlled humidity

With simple and effective devices such as dehumidifiers we can control the water vapour in the atmosphere. Also, with the correct ventilation we can control the degree of humidity, improving the temperature and level of comfort.

  • Good lighting

Natural light is very important for creating healthy homes. Natural light affects the brain’s neurotransmitters, enhancing mood, rest and general health. When homes do not have abundant natural light, the best solution is LED lighting, that is not only healthy for the sight and the body, but is also energy efficient.

  • A comfortable temperature

One of the objectives of a healthy home is to achieve a comfortable temperature. This implies no brusque changes in temperature associated with excessive heat or cold as these can cause ailments and disease. To maintain a constant temperature, it is necessary to prevent heat escaping, insulate each room well and ensure optimal air-conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter.

Taking these factors and characteristics into account you will be able to make your home into a healthy and safe environment. In addition, external factors such as a good location, natural light, cross-ventilation and the proximity of large communal garden areas will help towards creating a healthy environment. Find out about all our homes, their characteristics, location and amenities and start living today in a healthy environment created for you.

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