Ventilation plays a vital role in determining the quality of the air you breathe in your Danville, Kentucky, home. If your home isn’t properly ventilated, it creates an unhealthy environment that can not only affect your comfort but also your health. To avoid the problems associated with poor ventilation, here are three easy ways to improve airflow throughout your home.
Use Exhaust Fans
Do you often forget to turn on the exhaust fan when you take a hot shower or cook a meal? Remember, steam creates condensation. When this condensation becomes trapped in the home, moisture starts to settle on surfaces. This causes damage to the house — wooden floors or door frames will swell and rot, and paint will bubble. Moisture also creates the ideal breeding ground for bacterial growth that can affect your health. Exhaust fans counteract these problems by removing steamy air.
Open a Window or Door
The easiest way to ventilate your home is to simply open a door or window to let fresh air in. In the hot, humid Kentucky summers, you may be reluctant to open doors and windows to avoid letting in heat. However, even just a few minutes a day of natural air flowing in can help freshen the air and clear out old stale air. Open a window or door early in the morning before the day’s heat kicks in.
Install a Ventilation System
For a solution that means you don’t have to think about manual ways to circulate air, add whole-house ventilation to your HVAC system. We recommend the Trane FreshEffects Energy Recovery Ventilator, which does a great job of removing stale indoor air and bringing in fresh, preconditioned outdoor air. With fresh air flowing freely through your home, you’ll notice less bad odors and a reduced level of gasses, chemicals, and airborne bacteria.
At Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning, keeping the air in your Danville home clean is important to us. For professional help with your home’s indoor air quality, call us at (859) 374-2160.
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