Poor ventilation inside your home can cause a number of problems, including health issues for your loved ones.
When it comes to comfort, better air quality, and energy efficiency in a home, the importance of proper ventilation cannot be overestimated. Poor ventilation inside a home can cause a number of problems, such as high heating and cooling costs, mold and mildew growth, excess moisture, and a high concentration of pollutants and allergens. It is important for every homeowner to seek the services of a St. Louis HVAC company to inspect and improve your home’s insulation and ventilation to ensure the highest degree of comfort, better health, and low energy costs. In spite of having a good HVAC system, if the air inside your home still feels and smells stale, then it is important to have a HVAC contractor analyze the air quality and make sure your home is well ventilated. Here is a list of some ventilation projects that will improve the internal air quality of your home.
HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance
Proper cleaning, insulation, and ventilation of your air conditioning system, furnace, and duct work will improve the efficiency of the system and improve the air quality inside your home. The HVAC company that you hire for the inspection and maintenance job will examine the HVAC system, and identify areas that need repair or maintenance. The idea is to bring down energy costs and reduce the levels of contaminants and allergens such as dust and other harmful gases inside the home.
Adequate attic ventilation in the form of soffit, ridge, and gable vents is important for many reasons. It prevents the build up of moisture in the attic, which in turn prevents the growth of mold and mildew. It also prevents ice dams on the roof. In the summer months, when hot air is trapped in the attic because of poor ventilation, it causes the HVAC system to work harder to achieve the desired temperature. By improving the ventilation, we can improve energy efficiency to a great extent.
Heat Recovery Ventilator
A heat recovery ventilator is a piece of equipment that is installed into the duct work of your existing HVAC system and replaces stale air with fresh air from outside. It is a great way to improve air quality and is especially beneficial for homes where residents suffer from allergies or breathing problems.
Kitchen and Bathroom Ventilation
The kitchen and bathroom are the two places where moisture and temperature levels tend to be high, which make them a haven for mold and mildew growth. Bathroom fans and kitchen vents clear out foul odors and unwanted moisture and makes your home healthier and a more pleasant place to live in.
These are just some of the ways in which you can improve the ventilation inside your home. Depending on the internal and external conditions of your home, the contractor might be able to suggest some more measures. Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625 to discuss your ventilation concerns now.