Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Kitchener
Current homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your utility costs. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives in a building—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means chemicals can accumulate. The EPA says this can cause your home’s air quality to be two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare, you can pull stale, dirty air from your home. Then, the system swaps the stale air with crisp air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home keep heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.
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Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you feel lousy or worsen ongoing conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a couple of pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in regular household things, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Excessive concentration can lead to respiratory irritation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest typical indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by inadequate combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can kill you.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can get rid of pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and expel stale air.
Plus, some systems from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare maximize energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy use.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold climates
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Holds on to more humidity in the winter and limits the level introduced in the summer
- Recommended for humid locations
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of systems.