With the amount of time that people spend in their homes on the rise, it’s no wonder that more homeowners want to ensure their dwellings are built or renovated with their family’s health in mind. In this series on “high-performance homes,” the design-build experts at HK Construction highlight ways to pursue healthier indoor living environments.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside homes and buildings can be more polluted than outdoor air. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may include allergies, headaches, respiratory and heart diseases, and more.


A healthy home starts with improved indoor air quality (IAQ). During the home design process, it’s important to incorporate proper air movement and ventilation, which can result in reduced indoor allergens. Also, consider building materials with fewer chemicals and irritants to help minimize indoor pollutants. Even paint and carpet choices matter, as some may contain toxic components that should be avoided.

If someone in your family has allergies, your home should be designed for maximum IAQ. Ensure that all exhaust fans vent to the outside of the home to keep a consistent indoor temperature. Appropriately sized HVAC systems with sensors and automation to manage moisture, HEPA filters, high-quality insulation, and mold-and mildew-resistant paints are recommended.

With HK Construction at the helm of your next project, you can breathe easy. The fourth-generation kamaaina company can meet all your needs and is consistently voted Best Construction Company by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers.


You’re invited to attend one of HK Construction’s free seminars to explore your next home project. Design/Build seminars and Kitchen & Bath seminars alternate weekly at 6:30 p.m. at the company’s Honolulu office. For your safety, seating is limited and HK Construction follows strict cleanliness and social distancing practices. Registration required; no walk-ins allowed. See the schedule and sign up for a free seminar today at hkchawaii.com.

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