As the cold weather kicks up throughout the winter season, you’re much less likely to open your windows and let fresh air come in. Unfortunately, this can make your air stagnant and have negative repercussions on your indoor air quality. Below are a few winter ventilation tips to help you solve this problem.
Install a Balanced Ventilation System
Installation of a balanced ventilation system will likely require the assistance of a qualified HVAC technician, but it’s definitely worth it. This system will exchange the fresh air outside of your home with the stagnant air inside at an equal rate.
Utilize a Supply Ventilation System
A supply ventilation system will pull in fresh air from the outside and then allow the existing indoor air to exit your home through any areas that have experienced air leaks. This system isn’t as favorable as a balanced ventilation system because it will also bring moisture inside your home, but it is still an effective solution.
Open Your Windows Just a Little
You certainly don’t want to throw open your windows and let the cold air inside your home, but it won’t hurt to crack them a bit. Even an inch or so will help with the circulation of air so that you can achieve proper ventilation.
Turn on Bathroom and Kitchen Fans
The use of fans in your bathrooms and kitchen is a great solution for winter ventilation. Bathroom fans being used while you’re in the shower and afterward will help reduce moisture, while kitchen fans will carry fumes and odors outside.
Flip That Switch on Your Ceiling Fans
So many homeowners seem to not even know what the switch on their ceiling fans will actually accomplish. When you hit the switch, it will reverse the rotation of the blades, which means cold air will be pulled upward and warm air will be pushed downward.
For more expert advice on winter ventilation, or if you have any other concerns related to home-comfort issues, reach out to the professionals at Detmer and Sons. We’ve been helping the Dayton and surrounding areas with HVAC issues since 1978.