Do you spend time thinking about indoor air quality? The air in your home, if it is full of pollutants, could be making you sick. Bacteria can form in your home and become airborne. Moisture can also build up and encourage mold growth. People who suffer from asthma will be more susceptible to respiratory problems in a home with poor indoor air quality.
There is a simple solution to “dirty” air in your home. The solution is to install a good ventilation system that will keep the indoor air circulating and not allow bacteria, mold, or other pollutants the chance to build up in your home. Many people rely on the ventilation system that is a part of their HVAC system, but if that system is old or in need of cleaning, it simply will not do the job.
It is a good idea to contact a certified HVAC contractor and have him come out to inspect your ventilation system, most inspections are done at no charge with no obligation. You want your ventilation system to provide proper circulation and balance of indoor air.
The system should protect your home from pollutants in the air. And, the ventilation system should prevent excess moisture from building up because moisture can lead to the buildup of mold which can cause a hazardous situation in your home.
Ask your HVAC contractor about a heat recovery ventilator. This type of system takes in air from outside and eliminates indoor stale air, thus creating a more balanced pressure system. This helps to improve indoor air quality. It also captures the heat from the exhausted air and warms the fresh incoming air.
Ask your HVAC contractor for information about the best ventilation system for your home because he or she is the expert. Air quality inside your home is very important for your health and the health of your family. There are many steps you can take to make your home environment safer. Clean up the air in your home today.
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