Learn About Your Air Quality Options
Most people in the United States spend a majority of their time indoors. If your home’s ventilation isn’t the best, you might leave yourself vulnerable to indoor pollutants and increased health risks. One of the benefits of a good ventilation system in your home is healthier indoor air, resulting in improved well-being for you and your loved ones.
Boost Indoor Air Quality
Healthy ventilation allows pollutants to leave your home, instead of getting trapped indoors where they affect your health. The need for increased energy efficiency has caused homeowners to seal their homes, resulting in fewer leaks.
This is great for your energy bill, yet not so great for your home’s indoor air quality. Any contaminants saturating your indoor air can’t escape, when leaks are sealed tightly. There are ways to purify your air using indoor air quality products, such as:
- Air purifiers
- Ultraviolet lights
- Media air cleaners
- Home ventilation system
Benefits of a Home Ventilation System
People in the United States spend almost 90% of their time indoors. This means the atmosphere of their homes needs to be healthy, with fresh air everyday. Installing a home ventilation system to work with your current heating and cooling system will improve your indoor air quality, and it will leave you feeling comfortable year-round.
Enjoy the many advantages of a ventilation system:
- Condensation is reduced when a ventilation system is in place. Condensation is produced when humid air is cooled quickly, resulting in moisture seeping out of the air in the form of water vapor. Escaped moisture adheres to the coldest surface available and condenses.
Condensation in a home leads to mold and mildew growth, peeling wallpaper, and structural damage to wood supports. Ventilation regulates the temperature and moisture level inside your home.
- VOC concentration is decreased when your home is adequately ventilated. VOCs are volatile organic compounds emitted by household chemicals and furnishings.
Storing chemicals correctly and being mindful of the VOC emissions from your goods and furnishings will lower the concentration in your home. However, the best way to control VOC levels in your home is by installing a home ventilation system.
- Radon gas concentrations are lower in homes with ventilation systems. Radon gas is odorless and colorless. It can become extremely toxic and hazardous to your indoor air quality. With a system ventilating your home, radon gas is expelled. Any remaining levels are counteracted by drawing fresh air back inside your house.
- Fewer allergens float around your home and compromise your indoor air quality with adequate ventilation. Pollen, dust, dirt, and other irritants will become trapped in your home and accumulate on surfaces throughout the day.
Proper ventilation will help remove indoor pollution from your air and leave you feeling healthier. You will notice fewer allergy symptoms and experience less respiratory issues.
Reduce health issues and damage to your home by installing a home ventilation system to work with your current heating and cooling unit. Contact Estes Services for help with your ventilation problems. Our NATE-certified technicians will suggest the best option for your home and indoor air quality needs.