According to the Environmental Protection Agency, inadequate ventilation is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality. If you’re like most Tallahassee, FL residents, you’ll spend most of your time indoors, and much of that time will be in your home. When you’d like to remove airborne contaminants from your home, here are some reasons to consider using mechanical ventilators.
Remove More Particulates
Mechanical ventilation reduces the concentration of indoor air pollutants faster and more effectively than passive ventilation solutions. Mechanical ventilators are especially effective at removing particles from indoor sources of air pollution, such as candles, cooking, and certain kinds of hobbies. They extract droplets of liquids as well as solid particles. Some specialty types of mechanical ventilators, including energy and heat recovery ventilators, can also improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Circulate Fresh, Clean Air
A common problem in new homes is a tight building envelope. While a tight building envelope can be good for energy efficiency, it also traps airborne contaminants within your home. Mechanical ventilators collect outdoor air, filter it, and circulate it throughout your home. The constant supply of fresh, clean air dilutes the airborne pollutants. Whenever you’re doing an activity that generates volatile organic compounds or particulate matter, it’s important to turn on your mechanical ventilation system.
Improve Health and Well-being
Airborne contaminants contribute to allergy and asthma problems. In sensitive individuals, such as the elderly, babies, and people with chronic respiratory conditions, high concentrations of airborne contaminants may worsen breathing. Even healthy people can experience more respiratory illnesses, breathing difficulties, and discomfort when they inhale too many airborne contaminants. Using mechanical ventilators may improve the health and well-being of everyone in your home. You’ll breathe easier, and some of your respiratory symptoms may subside or even go away.
To learn more about the ways mechanical ventilators aid in the removal of airborne contaminants, take a look at High Quality Heating and Air, Inc.’s indoor air quality solutions, or contact us today.