You may have heard that the air quality in our homes tends to be much worse than that which is outside. The reason? These days, new-home construction is very tight so that HVAC systems can work more efficiently, saving the homeowner money on utilities. In the old days, those loosely constructed homes wasted a lot […]
Bathroom air quality can get stale and smelly without good ventilation. Air fresheners and candles just don’t do the trick, masking scents rather than removing them. Further, bathrooms are a major repository for excess moisture, generated by showers, running water from the sink, and flushing. Most of that moisture stays right where it is and […]
If you live in a house where a smoker lives or has lived, or where there are lingering odors from smoke damage, you may need some remediation.
Balanced ventilation helps resolve the long-standing issues of getting adequate fresh air into the house without compromising home comfort and energy efficiency. Systems that only induct fresh air—or only exhaust stale air—can unbalance air pressure inside the house. Either one-way approach can lead to temperature instability as well as indoor air quality issues.
If you’re in charge of Thanksgiving dinner at your home this year, take a few minutes to look over your options for kitchen ventilation. If the day is warm and sunny, you might find yourself turning on the A/C just to cool the kitchen area off.
Does your home have good ventilation? You may know that a home usually has much better indoor air quality when stale air is exhausted and fresh air is added through a good ventilation system. But ventilation can also have a positive effect on temperature. Here’s how.
Do you have exhaust ventilation in your bathrooms? You should.
Bathroom renovations rarely miss on homeowners’ to-do lists. Unfortunately, most homeowners ignore one important aspect of a bathroom remodel – ventilation. Lack of proper ventilation could degrade your home’s air quality and ruin the costly bathroom upgrades you made. Take a look at the ventilation solutions you should consider when renovating your bathroom.
You might be surprised to find out that the air inside your home is likely dirtier than the air outside – and potentially much more polluted. Poor indoor air quality can threaten your family’s health and compromise quality of life. This is why improving indoor air quality should be a priority in every household.
Your central air conditioning system fights a constant battle in the summertime. Its enemy? Heat gain. During the cooling season, as heat infiltrates your home, or is generated inside the house, your A/C is always working hard to remove it. Consequently, if you can find ways to reduce heat encroachment in your home, your cooling […]