Why Home Ventilation Is Important
We spend most of our lives in a building—up to 90 percent in fact, according to an EPA study. And because these buildings are better sealed than they used to be, it also means chemicals can collect. The EPA says this can make your home’s air quality two to five times worse than outdoor air. Dealing with poor indoor air quality can make you feel lousy or worsen ongoing problems like allergies or asthma.
There are a couple of pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in common household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Excessive concentration can lead to respiratory issues and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the some of the biggest, most prevalent indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma, especially pets with long, dense fur.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is a byproduct created by the process of combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning can cause flu-like symptoms and can be fatal.
Why Should I Bother With Whole-Home Ventilation?
Having a proper whole-home ventilation system installed in your home can further improve your indoor air quality. Learn how you can fight harmful indoor contaminants by trusting Chief/Bauer Service Experts for whole home ventilation installation.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
Whole-home ventilation systems can get rid of pollution from the air throughout your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and expel musty air.
Plus, some systems from Chief/Bauer Service Experts enhance energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold locations
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Holds on to more humidity in the winter and decreases the level brought in during the summer
- Recommended for hot areas