The Importance of Household Ventilation

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Devine Bros

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Armed with caulking guns and weatherstripping, homeowners everywhere are making it their mission to seal the air leaks in their home. While this can reduce heating and cooling costs, eliminating any and all ventilation actually does more harm than good.

The air quality experts from Devine Bros. break down why ventilation is important, and what you can do to improve yours.

Why ventilation is important

You may not know it, but the air in your home isn’t clean. In fact, it is likely that your home’s air quality is worse than even the most polluted of cities. Allergens, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds are found in abundance in most residential homes, and if your houseĀ is airtight, these pollutants have nowhere to escape.

Here are a few reasons why ventilation is important in the home:

  • Improves indoor air quality

  • Prevents mold by decreasing moisture levels

  • Minimizes odors from food and garbage

  • Removes heat generated from bodies and appliances

  • Brings fresh oxygen into the home

How to improve ventilation in your home

Improving the ventilation in your home is as easy as opening your windows when the weather permits, but here are a couple of other things you can try:

  • Keep the doors in between rooms open.

  • Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans when you shower or cook.

  • Utilize fans as much as possible to facilitate air flow.

  • Have a ventilation system installed.

If you live in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the experts at Devine Bros. can help you get your home’s ventilation up to par. Our HVAC system installations can improve air flow, while simultaneously heating or cooling your home. Call us at (203) 866-4421 to learn more.

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