Airtight Green Homes

Dear Expert: I’ve heard “green” homes are built too airtight, which can cause problems in the long run. Is this true? Kathy, Stillwater

A: A completely airtight home is the end goal to be most efficient, providing your air exchanger, heating and cooling systems are installed and working properly. Air needs to move through the house using these systems to provide optimal indoor air quality and prevent moisture problems. It all goes back to designing and building your home as an integrated system. For a free consultation on green building and remodeling or to learn more about energy efficient building, call Northway Construction toll-free at (877) 824-2040.

—Steve Northway, Northway Construction