Good ventilation in your home is essential for keeping the air clean and fresh. It helps to prevent the buildup of indoor air pollutants, such as dust, dirt, and dander. It helps to prevent the buildup of moisture, which could otherwise lead to mold and musty odors. Moisture can also cause structural problems, such as warped wood. But how do you ventilate your home to keep the air, and your home, clean and safe? Here are a few tips.
Certain areas of your home are more prone to moisture than others, including your kitchen and your bathroom. When moisture builds up, and isn’t removed, it can quickly lead to a mold problem. It can also cause your air conditioner to work overtime, leading to higher energy bills. Spot ventilation involves installing vents in these high moisture prone areas. You should also make sure that your dryer is vented outdoors, and that your fireplace is properly vented as well.
Your HVAC unit contains an air filter. This filter helps to remove airborne particles and contaminants that could otherwise harm the air you and your family breathe. Over time, the air filter fills up. It will no longer be able to do its job, and your air can fill up with pollutants. A dirty air filter can also mean that your HVAC has to work harder, wearing it out faster. In order to keep your air clean and your HVAC working properly, the air filter should be replaced every one to three months.
Vent the Attic
You don’t spend much time in your attic, so you probably don’t think about it very often. But heat and moisture can accumulate here, leading to serious mold and structural problems. These problems can be avoided with proper insulation, a whole house fan and vents such as soffit vents or eaves vents.
Install a Ventilation System
A ventilation system can greatly help in keeping the air in your home clean and safe. There are several types of ventilation systems, and every home is different. Older homes are more prone to leaks, and new homes may actually be too airtight. In order to get the right ventilation system for your home, you should schedule a consultation with a reliable HVAC expert. An expert will be able to assess the condition of your home and help direct you to exactly what you need.
The quality of the air in your home is important for the comfort and the health of everyone inside. If you are interested in improving your air quality, contact Brinson and Sons today!