Poor indoor air quality affects everyone’s health. In many Port St. John, FL, homes, the air quality is two to five times worse than the outdoor air quality. Most indoor air quality issues can be improved by adding more active and passive ventilation. Proper ventilation helps get the polluted air out of your home and replaces it with fresh, clean air.

Use Spot Ventilation in Problem Areas

When you cook on the stovetop or take a hot shower in the bathroom, you usually create steam and aerosols. These processes can also release odor-causing gases and particulates. Using spot ventilation is a good way to help exchange air in your home during these activities. Exhaust fans are among the most common types of spot ventilation. They draw in air and ventilate it to the outdoors. Of course, spot ventilation only helps specific areas of your home

Add a Whole-Home Ventilation System

Whole-home air exchange systems consistently remove polluted air from indoors and replace it with fresh air from outside. These systems can have air exchange rates as low as 15 to 30 minutes. That means they replace all of the air in your home two to four times per hour. Some ventilators also include enhanced filtration, so you’re breathing clean, filtered air. If your home has issues with poor indoor air quality, high humidity, or lingering odors, mechanical ventilation is a cost-effective solution. Energy recovery ventilators promote a healthy exchange of air while at the same time conserving the amount of power used to heat and cool your home.

Consider HVAC Sizing for Better Air Exchange

Another way to promote a healthy exchange of air in your home is to optimize your HVAC system. It’s important that your HVAC system is the right size. An oversized HVAC system will short-cycle. This means it will often turn off before it has a chance to remove excess indoor humidity .

To learn more about how proper ventilation promotes a healthy exchange of air, take a look at Assurance Aire’s indoor air quality products, or get in touch with us today.

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