8 Principles of a Healthy Home

1. Keep your home DRY.

2. Keep your home CLEAN.

3. Keep your home SAFE.

4. Keep your home WELL-MAINTAINED.

5. Keep your home PEST-FREE.

6. Keep your home CONTAMINANT-FREE.

7. Keep your home WELL-VENTILATED 

8. Keep your home GREEN AND ENERGY EFFICIENT.

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About Us

A healthy home supports the health and safety of the people who live there. UConn Extension has an educational series of workshops and information on how to make your home a healthy place to be. Your health is impacted by the health of your home. Learn about indoor air quality, asthma and allergies, lead poisoning prevention, carbon monoxide, residential drinking water, mold and moisture, household products, safe and green cleaning, pest control and home safety.

Residential Water Resources

The Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CT IWR) has water resources for residents including how to have your water tested, septic system maintenance, lawn fertilization, reducing impervious areas around the home, and building a rain garden.

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Family and Home Preparedness

Our Extension Disaster Education Network enhances the abilities of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, businesses, and institutions prepare for, prevent, mitigate, and recover from disasters and emergencies.

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Financial Education

UConn Extension offers financial education resources to help Connecticut citizens as they strive to work toward a better financial future.

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Healthy Environments for Children

Through education and outreach, the Healthy Environments for Children (HEC) Initiative strives to protect and improve children's health as it relates to their environment—in their homes, their schools, and elsewhere. HEC has focused on environmental health issues such as lead poisoning, radon, asthma, and water conservation.

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