What Is Ventilation and How Does it Affect Your Home Comfort?
Knowing what ventilation is and how it affects your home comfort is crucial to understanding your HVAC system. HVAC – Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Ok, we get the heating and air conditioning part. But where does ventilation fit in the whole indoor air quality of your home equation? In a nutshell, without proper ventilation, you’re not only risking the indoor air quality of your home but potentially your health and the health of your family.
Proper ventilation is critical to keep your indoor air quality safe and comfortable. Poor ventilation can increase the moisture content in your home, allowing spores and contaminants to grow. Airborne contaminants -even though you can’t see them, they don’t disappear.This can lead to a myriad of health issues including respiratory issues, allergies, immune system problems, headaches, eye, and throat irritation.
You can achieve proper ventilation in three different ways – spot, natural, and mechanical ventilation.
Spot ventilation uses exhaust fans in specific areas of your home to minimize moisture and remove polluted air. Spot ventilation is commonly used in areas like bathrooms and kitchens where there is always excess moisture.
Natural ventilation is the process of air moving in and out of windows, doors, and any cracks or holes in your home’s structure. Natural ventilation is a great option when the weather is also great. But it’s not so great during 90, or 9-degree weather, when you can’t comfortably leave windows and doors open.
Mechanical ventilation uses air cleansing devices that can improve your home’s air quality. Air purifiers and ventilators guarantee a cleaner quality of air in your home. At Advent Air, we also offer the latest in air cleaning technology from NASA – Air Scrubber by Aerus with Active Pure Technology.
Home Ventilation Summary:
- Install ceiling fans to help circulate the air.
- Run exhaust fans during showers or cooking to eliminate excess moisture.
- Keep all air vents fully open and unblocked.
- Invest in air quality improvement products, such as the Air Scrubber by Aerus with Active Pure Technology.
- Have your home ventilation system inspected by an HVAC professional.
Keeping your home properly ventilated is essential to keeping the indoor air quality of your home healthy and comfortable. Your comfort is important to us, that’s why we offer an array ofair cleansing devices that can improve your home’s air quality without sacrificing comfort.If you have questions about your home’s ventilation or to schedule an inspection of your HVAC system, contact the professionals at Advent Air today.