Good ventilation may not seem all that important at first glance. When you get down to the heart and soul of it, though, the many benefits good ventilation has to offer, like the five listed below, should make it a priority in your home.
1) Improve Indoor Air Quality
The EPA suggests that indoor air quality in most homes is worse than the quality of the air outside. Unless measures are taken to improve ventilation, like installing a whole house fan, garage exhaust fan and attic fan, you may find yourself struggling with immediate health problems related to poor indoor air quality like irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness, or long-term effects that include cancer, respiratory disease, and even heart disease.
2) Reduce Moisture
Good ventilation helps to draw moist air out of your home, releasing it outside. Moisture is introduced into the air in your home whenever you prepare meals, shower, wash dishes, or do laundry. Without adequate ventilation that moisture has no escape and becomes trapped in your home to generate mold and mildew problems that compromise the structure and beauty of your home in addition to the health of your family.
3) Temperature Control
Believe it or not, ventilation, properly venting stifling air out of your home, can go a long way toward keeping your home comfortable inside when the world heats up outside. Whole house fans, such as the QuietCool QC CL-3100 Whole House Fan, and attic fans, like the QuietCool Smart Attic Gable Fan, are excellent tools to assist with this as they help to remove the hot air from your home allowing cooler air to circulate better within your home.
4) Protect Respiratory Health
Toxins, allergens, bacteria, and moisture in the air in your home can lead to a wealth of unpleasant allergy symptoms, respiratory illnesses, and even asthma attacks. Good ventilation allows these things to escape your home, clearing the air inside so your family can breathe easier.
5) Improves the Smell of Your Home
There’s nothing quite like fresh air to make a room, or a home, smell clean. Good ventilation can help to remove many of the more unpleasant odors in your home, such as mold, mildew, tobacco smoke, cooking odors, and even pet smells.
The five benefits above are a small sample of the good that adequate ventilation can provide for your home. The key for improving indoor air quality and making your home a healthier place for your family and friends is to keep adequate ventilation in your home a priority.
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