Newer homes made with modern building techniques and insulation are extremely efficient, especially when you compare them to older houses with minimal protection from air leaks. Many previous residences kept contaminants from accumulating by allowing some gaps, but most new homes should have additional ventilation. Here are a few reasons why adding ventilation to your Fort Meyers, Florida, home will help keep you and your family comfortable:
Improves Indoor Air Quality
People spend most of their time indoors, and many homes have more pollutants than the outdoor air. Dust, dirt, pet dander, biological growth, pollen, and other contaminants can build up over time. They can lead to asthma or allergy symptoms, sore throats, rashes, eye irritation, and other problems.
Ventilation helps eliminate these hazards, and many systems filter incoming air as well. It can also remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that filters can’t catch. VOCs evaporate at low temperatures, and they’re in many manufactured cleaners and air fresheners. They can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and other issues.
Even in winter, humidity can be a problem on some days here in Florida. Ventilation removes moisture along with stale air, and it can help you avoid expensive repairs. Excess humidity in your home can cause biological growth in your ductwork, on walls and ceilings, underneath carpeting, and in other locations.
Makes Cooling Easier
In the summer, hot air collects in your attic. A ventilation system will remove warm air, increase your comfort, and let you save energy by using your HVAC system less. Have your ventilation installed before spring, so you can use it when pollen levels increase. It’s tough to avoid bringing pollen and other pollutants into your home on your shoes and clothing, but the right ventilation system can remove them.
Certified Heating and Cooling Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist and specializes in HVAC and indoor air quality services. We can help you increase your comfort with ventilation. For excellent service, call us anytime at 239-205-8342.
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