If you have allergies or respiratory problems, you know the importance of fresh outdoor air. Being in an air-tight home or office can cause some problems for people with these health issues. Long Minnesota winters do not make it easier. According to the EPA, studies have shown that air within homes can be more seriously polluted then even the most industrial cities. With some people spending approximately 90% of their time indoors, they are more susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Proper ventilation with an air exchanger could help.
Even if your home is older and not tightly insulated, it is likely that in the winter, the air inside your home gets stale. Air exchangers can help bring fresh outdoor air inside the home, while exhausting an equal amount of stale air, providing a healthy balance to your ventilation system.
- Reduce excess humidity which can cause mold, mildew and deterioration to your home
- Reduce dangerous pollutant fumes or gases
- Remove particles like dust and dander
- Help reduce heating and cooling costs for highly insulated homes
- Remove “stuffiness” and help freshen up the home
Air exchangers (also known as heat recovery ventilators or air-to-air heat exchangers) can be used in conjunction with your other residential or commercial HVAC equipment, such as forced-air heating or central air conditioning systems. Your furnace combined with an air exchange ventilation system can help create a healthy indoor environment through improved air quality.
Interested in learning more about how an energy efficient air exchange ventilator can improve the air quality in your home? Contact an HVAC professional at Chappell Central for more information about Venmar Air Exchangers.