Buying a new home comes with a lot of responsibilities for maintaining it. If you’re a first-time home buyer, all of these responsibilities may be brand-new to you. You want to be comfortable in your new home, of course, and that means taking care of your HVAC system and using it correctly. What follows are […]
Poor airflow endangers your health and wastes your money. Proper air circulation in your home removes indoor pollutants and improves temperature regulation so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to run as often. Here are some excellent ways to maintain airflow in your house.
Cooled or heated air flows through the ducts to your vents, which control the amount of air entering every room in your house. Therefore, vents are crucial to the proper functioning of your HVAC system. Read on to learn more about how different vent types can affect your HVAC system.
Attic ventilation is not just a summer concern with regard to heat buildup in the attic, compromising your cooling efforts while also damaging shingles so they need to be replaced before their time. Surprisingly, you also need adequate attic ventilation in winter to prevent roof damage. In the winter, heat may build up in the […]
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.