"Healthy Harmless Home" by Steven Hergott


"Healthy Harmless Home" by Steven Hergott

"Taking care of your family's health by taking care of the place you live in."  

Healthy Harmless Home by NORMI Sr. Trainer Steven Hergott addresses in very practical terms:

  • Potential CAUSES of indoor air quality issues
  • Their EFFECTS on health and comfort
  • SOLUTIONS to make your home healthy and harmless
The homes we live in can be a source of great comfort and joy, but they can also be challenging in terms of our overall health and well-being.

A hundred years ago our homes tended to be healthier places to live in because, for the most part, they were drafty and built with lumber and materials that did not outgas as much as they do today.  As modern homes have become increasingly energy-efficient (and inadequately ventilated), poor indoor air quality has unfortunately become common place.  They are often unhealthy to live in—unless they have certain HVAC accessories and indoor air-quality improvement products. 

Airborne pollutants in your home can cause serious harm to you and your family contributing to health issues such as:

  • Allergies and asthma
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Cancer

Steven Hergott is an expert on indoor air quality.  In Healthy Harmless Home he explains what causes air-quality problems and offers solutions for improving the air in your home. This book will list and describe early-warning danger signs of an unhealthy home. Each chapter will focus on a particular indoor pollutant or house characteristic that might lead to home-induced illnesses. A recurring theme will be how to diagnose the problems and what solutions are available. A good diagnosis is critical and may be best done by a certified indoor air-quality assessor or indoor environmental professional. Many of the recommended solutions will be HVAC related (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) and best installed by a qualified HVAC contractor.

Within these pages, you’ll discover:

  • How to test for mold, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and radon 
  • What to do if you find them
  • How to proactively minimize toxins (by preventing water leaks, controlling indoor moisture levels, and reducing dust)


Uniquely qualified to write on the subject of indoor air quality, Steven Hergott holds degrees in both civil and environmental engineering, has worked in the HVAC industry for nearly 40 years, and is a NORMI Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) and NORMI Certified Advanced IAQ Assessor (CAIA).


$ 30.00