Proper ventilation is crucial to maintaining your home’s indoor air quality and comfort level. You need a blend of both indoor and outdoor air circulating throughout your home to strike the proper balance between a temperature and comfort level that is just right. But in recent years, construction trends have increasingly been defined by an emphasis on energy efficiency. This means, then, that newer homes are so tightly built that proper ventilation becomes a problem.
Signs of a Poorly Ventilated Home
- Dry skin.
- Nasal congestion.
- Respiratory issues.
- Itchy eyes.
- Sore throat.
If it has nowhere to escape, the air inside your home can become up to ten times more polluted than the air outside. To combat this issue, today’s homes need whole house ventilation systems that pump in fresh air throughout the day to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
There are several different types of whole house ventilation systems to choose from. The one that will work best for you will depend on your climate, the age of your home and your budget. But don’t worry – the experts at Neighborhood Heating and Air Conditioning will be there to not only help with the installation, but also to direct you on which system would work best for your needs.
Types of Whole House Ventilation Systems
- Exhaust: An exhaust ventilation system removes stale, poor quality air from the home as it extracts indoor air from your house and then pipes in new air through vents. Typically, exhaust ventilation systems remove air from rooms where moisture and pollutants are most often generated like the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room.
- Supply: Supply ventilation systems utilize a powerful fan to introduce outside air inside while air leaks out of the home through holes in the shell, fan ducts and vents. A typical supply ventilation system introduces fresh air into one or more rooms within the home that residents occupy most often, such the bedrooms or living room.
- Balanced: A balanced ventilation system works within your current HVAC system to distribute fresh air throughout the living environment. Fresh air supply and exhaust vents can be installed in every room but are primarily focused to supply fresh air to bedrooms and living rooms where people spend the most time.
Whole House Ventilation System Benefits
- Conditions and ventilates simultaneously: Whole house ventilation systems are highly efficient systems that help ensure that your conditioned air is clean no matter what.
- Requires minimal ductwork: This makes installation relatively easy, while also reducing overall costs.
- Easily adjustable: Ventilators may be manually adjusted with ease depending on your specific indoor air quality and flow needs.
- Simple maintenance: Like all air conditioning systems, ventilator filters must be cleaned and changed, but this can be accomplished without a great deal of interruption.
Contact Neighborhood today to learn more about how you and your home can benefits from a whole house ventilation system!