Working With Your Ventilation System For Optimal Home Health

Working With Your Ventilation System For Optimal Home Health

Mar 8, 2012

A well-ventilated home provides a clean, comfortable living environment in all seasons. Here are some of the ways that your ventilation system keeps your home healthy and, by extension, keeps you and your family healthy as well:

Ventilation removes dust and airborne contaminants: Dust, pollen, mold, animal dander and other material can be a constant presence in your indoor air. A good ventilation system removes airborne particles and other contaminants that can cause respiratory problems or aggravate allergies and asthma.

Your indoor air is cleaned as it flows through the filters in your heating and cooling system. Change these filters monthly. You can also install a whole-home air purifier to increase the level of filtration in your forced-air HVAC system.

Ventilation removes harmful substances from the air: Hazardous substances can be found in most homes. These include household chemicals, solvents, cleaners, pesticides, paints and fuels. Ventilating fans help keep fumes, gases, and other harmful residues from accumulating in your indoor air.

Appliances such as gas stoves can give off carbon monoxide. Even the relatively mild results of cooking and daily living, such as smoke and odors, can be irritating. Ventilation fans move these pollutants out of your living environment.

Your fuel-burning furnace generates carbon monoxide as a by-product of combustion. An attached garage can also be a source of carbon monoxide and harmful exhaust fumes. The ventilation system that keeps these potentially deadly gases out of your home is vitally important to your family’s safety.

Ventilation reduces excess moisture and humidity: 
When there is too much humidity and moisture in the air, it can damage your home’s structure, provide a favorable environment for pests, and create an uncomfortable living space. Ventilation helps keep your home’s relative humidity at a level that is safe for your home and comfortable for those living in it.

Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning has been providing reliable heating and air conditioning services to customers in Orlando and central Florida for more than 40 years. Contact us today for more information on the benefits of home ventilation and for help choosing a ventilation system.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ventilation systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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