Is your home musty or developing orders that you cannot control? This is a big problem for modern homes that are heavily insulated and airtight. Stale air, airborne particles and water vapor cannot escape from the interior of an airtight home, creating the potential for unpleasant odors, mold and other undesirable conditions. To prevent this from happening, consider installing ventilating fans to force stale, muggy air outside.
Installing ventilating fans not only improve indoor air quality but it also protect your home from damage caused by mold or moisture in the air. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, these symptoms can be reduced by expelling indoor air pollutants. The fans also will reduce the humidity of your home, protecting it and your furniture from rot and mold.
The simplest kind of ventilating fans that you can install are ceiling exhaust fans. They remove stale air from your home upwards through the roof, via ducting and an external vent. An inline exhaust fan can be used when there’s little room or support for ceiling fans. This fan is installed on a joist for support and ductwork is run to vents in the rooms. A wall-mounted fan can be installed on an exterior wall, drawing air from the room to the outside. You can add a light to these fans to provide additional illumination to the room.
When the outside weather allows it, open up your windows and doors once a day, to allow a free and easy exchange of indoor and outdoor air.
Air cleaners also play an important role in your strategy for improving indoor air quality, as can germicidal UV light systems.
While you’re considering improving the air quality in your home, consider scheduling an energy evaluation to make sure that your home is as energy efficient as possible and that your heating and cooling systems are running optimally.
To talk to someone about improving the air quality and energy efficiency in your South Florida home, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We help homeowners in Palm Beach, Martin and Indian River counties make their homes as safe, healthy and comfortable as possible.