Ventilation In Your Home: Three Basic Strategies
With normal temperatures averaging 90 degrees in the summers and humidity coming in at close to 60 percent, living in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas without proper home ventilation can be uncomfortable at best and unhealthy at worst. Did you know that moisture, molds and indoor pollutants can be responsible for your child’s upper respiratory infections, the contributing cause to asthma attacks, and may exacerbate nasal allergies and sinus infections? That’s why having your home’s indoor air quality checked by Blanton’s Heating & A/C may be your best bet to keeping your family safe and comfortable.
The quality technicians at Blanton’s recognize that there are three strategies that work best for home ventilation:
- Whole-house ventilation works by using a series of duct systems and fans to move fresh air from the outside in and stale air out in a controlled exchange that won’t negatively impact indoor air quality or raise your heating and cooling bills. This type of system needs a tightly sealed house to reduce infiltration from outside moisture and pollens and remove the inside contaminants such as formaldehyde, radon and volatile organic compounds that may be making your family sick.
- Spot ventilation uses localized exhaust fans, like the ones in your kitchen and bathroom, to quickly remove moisture, aerated grease, and dust particles at the source. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) recommends that all housing utilize spot ventilation systems as substitutes for operable windows.
- Natural ventilation is the traditional method of indoor-outdoor air exchange through open windows and doors. Because of the modern family’s need for privacy and the use of central heating and air, infiltration (uncontrolled air movement through small cracks and holes) is the principle way most homes are naturally ventilated. Infiltration can allow contaminated air into your home, most likely will not ventilate your home properly, and may have higher energy costs.
Contact us at Blanton’s Heating & Air Conditioningto have a qualified technician/consultant come to your home.