Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Healthy Indoor Air

Did you know that the air inside the average home in the Greater Springfield area is more polluted than the air outside? Lack of proper ventilation plays a primary role in trapping airborne contaminants indoors. With no place to go, pollutants circulate through your central over and over, eventually settling on household surfaces. Whole-house ventilation systems give you an effective way to ensure the air you breathe stays clean, fresh, and healthy.

Common Sources of Poor Indoor Air Quality

From dust and dander to chemical vapors, most indoor contaminants get generated by everyday activities such as cooking, bathing, and even cleaning. Sources like pressed-wood furnishings or synthetic carpets can release pollutants into the air more or less continuously. Paint thinners, pesticides, solvents — some products emit contaminants even when you’re not using them. Inadequate ventilation exacerbates the problem by not bringing enough fresh air indoors to dilute airborne contaminants.

Whole-Home Ventilation

How do you rid your home of harmful pollutants? Opening windows and doors when the weather permits can help, but that’s rarely a practical solution. It’s always a good idea to run the fan when you’re cooking or taking a shower. Attic fans can be beneficial too. When it comes to significantly improving the indoor air quality in your home, experts advise installing a whole-home ventilation system.

Energy-Recovery Ventilators

Which whole-house ventilation system offers the most cost-effective solution? Most HVAC professionals recommend energy-recovery ventilators. These innovative systems capture up to 80% of the energy in the outgoing air to pre-condition the incoming air. Their energy-stingy operation allows you to enjoy all the benefits of proper ventilation without sending your energy bills soaring.

Interested in learning more about whole-home ventilation systems? Call us to schedule a free consultation. From ventilators and air filters to duct cleaning, Commonwealth Cooling & Heating, LLC provides a full spectrum of indoor air quality solutions throughout Springfield, VA, and the neighboring communities.

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