Everyone knows that a fresh dose of air is good for the body and soul. However, most Gloucester, Virginia, homeowners spend a large part of each day indoors. Luckily, there are many ways that a home ventilation system can keep your indoor air fresh and healthy.
How Ventilation Systems Keep Your Home Healthier
In reality, most indoor air quality is poorer than that of outdoor air. Allergens like dust, pollen, and dander build up inside your home and become bothersome, especially to those with asthma and allergies. Ventilation systems help reduce the amount of irritants in your home, including pollutants, bacteria, and odors.
Ventilation systems help reduce condensation indoors by regulating temperature and lowering humidity. When condensation goes unchecked in your home it causes mold and mildew, and possibly damages walls and structural supports.
By keeping moisture under control, ventilation systems eliminate the breeding grounds for dust mites. These irritating pests contribute to eczema and breathing issues, and reducing their ability to reproduce keeps your home a safer place.
Linked to lung cancer, radon gas is a byproduct of uranium decaying inside rocks and soil. A good ventilation system can lower the amount of radon gas inside your home.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from chemicals and furniture can build up to toxic levels. While it’s almost impossible to eliminate VOCs from your home, a ventilation system helps keep concentrations at a safer level.
When air pressure inside is lower than air pressure outside, it’s called negative pressure. This situation can suction outdoor air into your home. This creates a dangerous problem when gases like carbon monoxide from heating systems get pulled inside through the chimney or appliance vents.
Regulating airflow helps cut energy bills saving you money. In un-ventilated homes, air gets stuffy, stale and hot. Ventilation systems keep fresh air flowing, making your home a more comfortable place.
If you have questions about indoor air quality and ventilation systems, call Kearney & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning at 757-269-9589.
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