Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Champaign
Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy bills. But that efficiency also means less airflow, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives indoors—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means contaminants can collect. The EPA says this can lead to your home’s air quality being two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Chief/Bauer Service Experts, you can take out stale, dirty air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with clean air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home retain heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a no-cost comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the system that’s right for your home and climate in Champaign. Plus, all our work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you feel lousy or worsen persistent conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in regular household things, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Increased concentration can lead to respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the biggest frequent indoor pollution sources. They can worsen allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is caused by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can kill you.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your living space.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and get rid of stuffy air.
Plus, some equipment from Chief/Bauer Service Experts make the most of energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Recommended for cold climates
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Retains more humidity in the winter and limits the amount introduced in the summer
- Best for humid climates
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from installing both kinds of systems.