Do You Know Why Your Home Should Have Proper Ventilation?
If you’ve been implementing air-sealing techniques to make your home more energy efficient, it’s time to consider your home’s ventilation needs as well. Airtight homes don’t allow pollution to escape. This leads to allergy problems, increased asthma attacks in sensitive individuals and moisture buildup. Ventilation is the answer to all of these issues.
Your home needs ventilation so polluted, moist and odorous indoor air can be exchanged with fresh outdoor air. This is important for reducing health problems and preventing structural damage that can be caused by high humidity levels.
There are three main ways to ventilate a home:
- Natural ventilation: In homes that aren’t sealed tightly, air is allowed to enter through unnoticed cracks and holes. Natural ventilation also occurs when you open the windows on a beautiful day. In well-sealed homes in the middle of the hot Florida summer or cool winter, however, opening the windows may not be an option, which leads to the next ventilation method.
- Spot ventilation: Localized exhaust fans in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room are designed to rid your home of pollutants and moisture that are commonly generated in these areas. Using a quiet, energy efficient fan in these rooms is the best method for ridding your home of unwanted odors and moisture.
- Whole-house ventilation: When natural and spot ventilation techniques are inadequate, you may want to explore whole-house ventilation. This kind of system provides you with a uniform level of air replacement throughout your entire home. There are exhaust, supply, balanced and energy-recovery systems that are worth exploring. The most sought-after of these systems is the energy-recovery option, which allows you to ventilate your home with less energy loss.
For more information about whole-house ventilation, and to learn more about why it’s important to ventilate your home properly, contact Symbiont Service Corp. in Englewood. Our experts can answer any questions you may have about your home’s HVAC needs.
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