Keeping your home ventilated is just as important as having a good insulation plan for cost savings and energy efficiency. If you’re a homeowner in the Savannah, Georgia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, areas, consider these four benefits of having good ventilation in your house.
Improved Air Quality
Did you know the air we breathe indoors can be just as polluted or more than outdoor air? If the air inside doesn’t move and mingle with outside air, indoor pollutants such as germs, chemical gases, and particulates such as dust or pollen will affect your air quality. Outdoor pollutants like allergens are drawn inside and can cause asthma triggers. HVAC systems should have a MERV filter according to the specifications of your HVAC manufacturer to help keep particulates outside your home.
Low Humidity Levels
High humidity levels can occur because of little to no air ventilation. Humidity has to be monitored in order to prevent mold growth. The air we breathe is bad if humidity and moisture are not ventilated. To improve the air quality, outside air should replace indoor air through the opening of doors and windows. A spot ventilation system such as ceiling fans helps with the flow of air in each room.
A good ventilation system in your home will greatly reduce the risk of a number of health issues like asthma, allergies, and headaches. If you reduce dampness, you will reduce the triggers of many common respiratory problems. A good ventilation system will help your family thrive in a healthier environment.
By having low humidity and good airflow throughout the house, your family will breathe easier. Simple steps such as opening windows, turning on a fan, sealing ducts, and regularly maintaining your HVAC system will minimize the bad air inside the home. Having your HVAC system in check is an important step towards a more comfortable and healthier home.
McDevitt Air has been in business for over 35 years and can assist you in improving your indoor air quality. Visit or call us at 877-692-9402.
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