At Garbett we're constantly innovating and improving so we can build you the best home at a competitive price. We use state of the art building techniques that improve the performance of your home, ensuring you’re buying a home with the latest in building technology. The latest in building technology means we provide you a healthy home with better air quality, but you don’t’ just to take our word for it check out this message from Denice.
Denice might not have been in search of a Garbett Home to have a healthy space to live her daily life, but our knowledgeable sales team educated her on what makes our homes a healthier environment for her. Denice has lived in her home long enough to speak with confidence about the air quality inside her home. As someone who has suffered from asthma her entire life, Denice does not have to use her inhaler while inside her Garbett home. Discover what creates the biggest impact on a Garbett homes air quality.
Your Garbett home is equipped with an advanced air exchanger that completely replaces all the indoor air with filtered outside air, helping to keep your home and family healthy. The system uses advanced Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) technology to precondition the incoming outdoor air. The system precools the air in the warmer seasons and preheats the air in the cooler seasons. The benefit of using energy recovery technology is the ability to improve indoor air quality and reduce the energy used by your heating and cooling equipment. This technology has demonstrated an effective means of reducing your energy costs by reducing your home's heating and cooling loads. Garbett fondly refers to this as your homes Fresh Air System.
The Storers love many aspects of their Garbett home, and we can’t say we disagree, but let's stick to indoor air quality. Their daughter, who is immune compromised, is able to enjoy a better quality of life because of the Fresh Air Recovery System installed in their and every Zero Energy Ready Garbett home. Now let's take it one step further and talk a bit about air purifiers.
According to the EPA the most effective ways to improve your indoor air are to reduce or remove the sources of pollutants and to ventilate with clean outdoor air. In addition, research shows that filtration can be an effective supplement to source control and ventilation. Using a portable air cleaner and/or upgrading the air filter in your furnace or central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system can help to improve indoor air quality. Portable air cleaners, also known as air purifiers or air sanitizers, are designed to filter the air in a single room or area. Central furnace or HVAC filters are designed to filter air throughout a home. Portable air cleaners and HVAC filters can reduce indoor air pollution; however, they cannot remove all pollutants from the air.
The following publications provide information on portable air cleaners and on HVAC and furnace filters commonly used in homes. CLICK HERE.
Plants are nature’s natural air filters. Buying a few indoor plants can do wonders to improve the indoor air quality in your home, while enhancing your home décor.
Each Garbett homes has a kitchen fan to ventilate the air from the place in you your home that produces the most air impurities…not the bathroom?!
Vacuuming you home frequently helps remove the dust and allergens trapped in your carpet keeping the dust bunnies at bay.
This one’s a no brainier, but often forgotten. The air your HVAC and Fresh Air Recovery System both have filters that require quarterly upkeep to help keep the air in your home healthy.