Cooling systems that are supported by proper ventilation ultimately will save on your energy costs, especially in our muggy South Florida climate. Ventilating fans should play a key role in your home ventilating strategy.
A couple of things you should know about ventilation.
Ventilation and Air Exchange
Ventilation exchanges indoor air with outdoor air. This exchange is important because indoor air becomes stale over time and is full of pollutants such as dust mites, chemicals from cleaning, fumes from hair sprays, and other common household products.
You can ventilate your home naturally if the outside air is dry and cool enough by opening windows. However in warmer humid climates, central cooling is the best option, but should also include exhaust fans to help remove moisture accumulation in the home.
There are three important areas in your home where exhaust ventilation is important.
- Exhaust ventilation in the bathroom will help remove moist warm air. The best place to install an ventilating fan is over the tub or shower.
- Exhaust ventilation in the kitchen will help expel smoke, odor and pollutants. Ventilating fans are often a standard part of a range hood or over-the-stove microwave oven. Homes without exhaust ventilation in the kitchen will accumulate more pollutants over time, compromising indoor air quality.
- Exhaust ventilation in the attic is important for several reasons:
- It will help keep your home cooler
- It will save money on energy costs
- It will reduce humidity in the home
- It will help protect your roof from heat damage
Your attic should be well insulated so that the ventilating fan will operate at its maximum cooling and dehumidifying capabilities. Please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating for quality HVAC solutions to keep heat and humidity at bay.