Removing source contaminants and moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is not often considered is that added energy consumption involved, as heating moist air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. When using manufactured wood products for cabinetry, ask for formaldehyde-free plywood then at least the dust produced will be more benign to health.

To further protect the air quality in your home, choose formaldehyde free cabinetry materials, and healthy, eco-friendly countertops, healthy zero-vox paints. Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for green home building


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