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The Importance of Whole House Ventilation

Is your home properly ventilated? If not, it can lead to unhealthy air quality that can be uncomfortable or dangerous to you and your family. Poor air quality can even cause allergies, asthma, and other health problems if your home is not properly ventilated. Everybody knows that their HVAC system is the main source of heating and cooling the air in their homes. But most people do not realize that your HVAC is also tasked with removing circulating particles and filtering the air. It can be a lot to ask one system to properly ventilate your entire house, that is why installing a whole-house ventilation system is the most effective way to improve indoor air quality.

Types of Whole House Ventilation Systems

Proper ventilation is critical to your home’s indoor air quality and comfort level. There are a few different types of whole-house ventilation systems that can work for your home. The expert HVAC contractors at Essig can help you decide the best system for your home, depending on the climate, age of your home, and budget you are working with.

Exhaust – An exhaust ventilation system works to remove the stale air from your home. As it extracts the air from the inside of your home, it is also adding in new air through a ventilation system. These systems work best in rooms where moisture and pollutants are most common such as the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

Supply – Supply ventilation systems utilize a powerful fan to push the outside air into your home while the indoor air leaves the home through holes in the shell, fan ducts, and vents. These systems typically introduce new air to rooms more frequently occupied, such as the living room and bedrooms.

Balanced – Balanced ventilation systems are incorporated within your current HVAC system to evenly distribute fresh air throughout the living environment. Fresh air supply and exhaust vents can be installed in any room of your home, but are most commonly focused in living rooms and bedrooms, where people spend the majority of their time.

Signs You Need to Improve Indoor Air Quality

When harmful pollutants have no way to escape your home, the air inside your home can become up to 10 times more polluted than the outside air. However, because these pollutants are often too small to see by the naked eye, it can be hard to tell when your home is poorly ventilated.

Below are the most common signs of a poorly ventilated home:

  • Dry Skin
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Sore Throat

Benefits of Whole-House Ventilation Systems

Besides helping to prevent and alleviate the above symptoms, there are many benefits to installing a whole-house ventilation system in your home. Whole house ventilation systems condition and ventilate your home simultaneously to help ensure that your air is clean at all times. These systems require minimal ductwork to make installation relatively easy and cost-effective. Ventilators can be easily adjusted depending on your indoor air quality and flow needs. 

Install Your Air Quality System with Essig

Improve your indoor air quality today with a whole-house ventilation system installed by Essig. Our HVAC contractors have years of experience working with all kinds of air quality systems to make sure that your family is breathing easily and has clean air at all times. Call us today to get started and schedule your free consultation!

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