We spend an average of 21 hours a day indoors. That’s a scary statistic! But what’s really frightening is what you could be breathing in if your home is poorly ventilated. For fresh, clean air 24/7, proper ventilation is essential!
So, what can you do about it?
You could ventilate your home the old-fashioned way by, say, opening doors and windows and letting in the breeze. But this method makes it hard to regulate air flow and can be very energy-intensive (just imagine how high your electricity bill would be in the winter!). Mechanical ventilation with a ventilation system solves these problems, making it your best option for improving the air quality of tightly sealed homes.
1. Central ventilation
That means air exchangers: devices that cycle and purify the air in your entire home. There are different types for different needs, including heat-recovery (HRV) and energy-recovery (ERV). Want to learn more? Check out our article on air exchangers.
2. Local ventilation
Local ventilation systems complement central ventilation by sucking up stale and humid air at the source and evacuating it through exterior outlets. Range hoods and bath fans are both examples of local ventilation systems.
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