Homes have become more energy-efficient over the last 30 years due to better sealing of the building envelope. Although well-sealed homes save energy, they often experience poor indoor air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to increase ventilation. Opening windows and doors during cooler times of day can help. However, that is not a practical solution in the warm, humid environment of Martin County, Florida. There is a solution. Whole-home ventilators work with your heating and air conditioning systems to bring fresh outdoor air into the living space and expel polluted air.
Whole-Home Ventilation Explained
Whole-home ventilators circulate fresh air throughout a building using ducts and fans. They bring fresh air into places people spend more time, such as bedrooms and living rooms. They remove air from rooms with higher humidity and pollutants, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
Balanced ventilation systems bring in fresh air and exhaust indoor air in equal amounts. The equal rate of exchange ensures that the pressurization of the HVAC system remains constant.
Energy recovery ventilators precondition the air by removing moisture before it is brought into your home. The device recovers and transfers heat energy between incoming and exhausted air, improving energy efficiency and indoor comfort.
Benefits of Improved Ventilation
Improving ventilation increases air exchange. Better air exchange reduces the concentration of pollutants, important for those who suffer from allergies or other respiratory ailments. Mechanical ventilators control airflow through the living space, which improves comfort, reduces drafts, and better regulates humidity.
Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning has served residents of Martin County and nearby communities since 1957. Our services include improving indoor air quality to maintain a healthier living space. If you would like to improve the quality of the air in your home or business, call Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning today to discuss indoor air quality solutions.