HVAC Pro Explains Why Ventilation is Essential
We often focus on temperature when discussing the important elements of a heating and cooling system, and for good reason. Everyone wants their home to be at their desired temperature, but without proper ventilation in the home even a reasonable temperature won’t feel comfortable.
The often forgotten “V” in HVAC, ventilation is key to a comfortable home and our team of technicians are trained to ensure a home’s ventilation system is in good condition and appropriate for the home’s size and structure. We provide HVAC services all across Northern California, and if you’re looking for a team of professionals to help your home run as efficiently as possible then we would love to help.
In the sections to follow, we will discuss the role ventilation plays in the home and why it’s important to have the proper ventilation system and keep it well maintained.
Reduce Allergens and Other Contaminants
A ventilation system keeps air circulating through your home regularly, which can help to keep you healthy. Allergens can build up in a home, and without circulating air they would multiply and create an environment where they could seriously impact those who have sensitivities. This is especially true in homes with pets, and if you have a pet you should consider changing your air filters more often so air can flow freely and remove allergens regularly. In addition, without proper ventilation harmful substances like mold can thrive, posing a significant threat to your health.
Allow Fresh Air to Enter the Home
If you have ever been in a home and felt the air was stale or stagnant, it’s probably because it had a ventilation issue. A home must have the ability to take in new air to remove lingering steam, smoke and/or odors. Without an influx of fresh air or a way to remove stagnant air, a home becomes uncomfortable and it’s immediately noticeable upon entry. In addition, a ventilation system must be able to fill the whole home with fresh air. In some cases, vents or ducts can become blocked, which can cause this stale feeling to only happen in certain areas of the home.
Properly Regulate Temperature and Humidity
If you have a whole home HVAC system, the ventilation of fresh air combined with heat or conditioned air is an essential part of its operation. Forced air keeps humidity levels manageable, which keeps the home comfortable and stops mold and other harmful substances from growing. Ducts which carry fresh air through the home must also be in great condition, because any area which allows air to escape increases the chance the conditioned and fresh air will never reach parts of the home, leading to inconsistent temperatures and other potential issues.
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