- Posted by Mike
- On March 10, 2016
- Air Quality, Carbon Dioxide, Ductwork, Humidity, Indoor Air, Ventilation
It’s a fact. We spend 90% of our time indoors, but the indoor air can be five times dirtier than outside air. Ventilation will give your home healthier air – especially if you live in a tightly constructed, more energy efficient newer home.
We all want to breathe clean, fresh air – especially in our own homes. Yet, that air may be filled with chemical pollutants from our air fresheners, personal care items and more.
Learn 5 Things About Ventilation And See If It Is Right For Your Home
Here are five things you ought to know about keeping the air inside your home clean and contaminant free.
1. What It Does
A ventilator will reduce chemical pollutants. You may not think of them as “chemicals”, but your paint and carpet are probably off-gassing pollutants into your air. That’s also true of things like air fresheners, personal hygiene products, glue and plastics. All of those things create dirtier indoor air. If concentrations become high enough they can cause nausea and headaches plus eye and nasal irritation.
2. Carbon Dioxide
Is it the beautiful glow of the fireplace that’s making you sleepy or the carbon dioxide it produces? Everything from the simple act of breathing to burning candles or the fireplace add carbon dioxide to the air. So does any other combustible like your gas dryer or furnace. A ventilator helps clear carbon dioxide from your indoor air.
3. Does It Matter?
A study conducted by Harvard, Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University showed that improved indoor environmental quality doubled the occupant’s cognitive function test scores. Clean air is good for our bodies and our minds!
4. Home Ventilation
New systems show “next generation” improvement and don’t require separate ductwork. They can simply be connected to a furnace or to the existing ductwork. There small size makes them easier to install and less expensive. They work by exchanging indoor air with outdoor air while recapturing the energy.
A ventilator works with your home heating and air conditioning systems to help reduce indoor humidity as well as providing fresh air. Because it helps manage humidity, it can reduce the energy needed for your heating and cooling systems.
Phoenix Residents Contact a Professional About Your Air Quality
The first step in finding out if ventilation is to have your air quality checked. Ask your local air conditioning contractor to do an indoor air analysis. It will only take about 30 minutes and it will make it possible for your air conditioning company to recommend the proper equipment to improve your indoor air quality. A quick call and a quick test will give you the knowledge so you know you are providing good indoor air quality for your family. Click here to speak with an ACE representative.