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March 13, 2023

Why New Construction Homes Are Healthier

You’re likely doing many different things to keep yourself as healthy as possible like exercising and eating healthier foods. But have you ever stopped and thought about the health of your home? Homes can not only be unhealthy for you to live in but be unhealthy themselves. Imagine a home with poor indoor air quality, chemical residues, old materials, and inefficient heating and cooling systems. You might find these types of problems with a resale home, but certainly not a new construction home. New construction homes are healthier and more energy-efficient, giving you and your family a better and more comfortable living environment.

Ernest Homes has been building new construction homes along coastal Georgia for over 30 years. We’re committed to providing you with a home that’s safe and healthy for your family. Read on to learn why new construction homes are healthier than resale homes.

Better Indoor Air Quality

You may not realize it, but your home could have poor ventilation, which allows pollutants such as mold, mildew, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) to accumulate. For a home to be “healthy”, it must have good indoor air quality. Fresh air needs to come in while dirty air is vented out, thereby minimizing the inhabitants’ exposure to contaminants. New construction homes use finishing products that have low or no VOCs, which are unstable chemicals that release gasses that are very harmful to people and the environment. VOCs are found in a host of building materials, including paint, carpeting, and flooring materials.

Newer, Energy-Efficient Features & Systems

Unlike many used homes, all systems are brand new including the HVAC system, appliances, roof, and foundation. Used homes will likely need renovations and system upgrades, leaving you with more work and needing to invest more money in repairs sooner than later. New homes also provide substantial energy savings from better insulation to healthier building materials. Ernest Homes are designed with features, construction techniques, and materials to help reduce energy usage.

Lots of Natural Light

Another pro for building a new construction home is that the floor plans are designed to be more open and have larger windows to provide more natural light. They’re also located in communities that take into consideration the orientation of the homes to maximize the amount of light they get as well as room for outdoor living spaces. Not only does the extra sunlight let you take in more vitamin D it helps reduce the effects of seasonal depression and improve sleep patterns that can harshly impact your health.

Ernest Homes Builds Healthier Homes For You

You deserve a home that prioritizes your health and well-being just as much as you do. Whereas older homes may lack features that provide clean, fresh indoor air, our brand-new, energy-efficient homes are specifically designed to let you breathe easier. Every moment is enhanced by healthy air — which means comfort and peace of mind, 24/7. Contact us today to learn more!

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