Natural ventilation is a system of climate control that takes advantage of natural forces, such as wind and thermal buoyancy to affect a comfortable living environment or workspace and keeping the air nice and fresh. It offers more benefits than many people realize and may be an ideal investment for your home or office space.
These are a few benefits that might make you consider installing a whole house fan so you can incorporate more natural ventilation into your home.
When compared to the cost of operating and maintaining an air conditioner that runs 24/7, the costs of natural ventilation are far more appealing to consumers. Not only does it save you money to operate a whole house fan, or other natural ventilation system, but it also takes less time and energy to maintain.
One of the beautiful features of natural ventilation is that it can be used in combination with other heating and cooling systems. You can have the benefits of all the systems while bringing fresh, clean air into your home and getting rid of tainted, stale air.
One of the most understated, and often unintended, benefits of natural ventilation is the health benefits it offers. Not only does it help to remove many VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are notorious for harming health from the air, but it also helps to rid the air in your home of moisture that can lead to mold and mildew and a treasure trove of health maladies.
Ridding the air in your home of these things can improve your health and that of your family – especially elderly people, children, and those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions.
If your goal is to go greener in your home, then natural ventilation is a positive step to take. It involves using far less electricity, creates a substantially lower carbon footprint, and helps to make your home a far more earth-friendly space.
Finally, operating a whole house fan or natural ventilation system helps to reduce the costs of operation when compared to air conditioners. Even if you only supplement the need for air conditioning by using the ventilation system at night and early in the morning, you can reduce your expenses substantially over time.
Now is the perfect time to begin making plans for a healthier, happier, and greener future by embracing natural ventilation to clear the air in your home and keep your family comfortable through every season.