Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Importance of Good Ventilation in Your Home

Most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, it's important that the atmosphere inside your home promotes good health and safety. Good ventilation is a crucial part of being comfortable in your own home as well. It prevents air pollutants from affecting your health, reduces unwanted smells and more. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of good home ventilation from your premier HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Ventilation Controls Moisture 

One of the main reasons that ventilation is so important is because it controls the moisture levels in your home. Good ventilation will remove/prevent condensation from areas of your home. Excess moisture in your home can cause all sorts of issues, like mold, wood rot and drywall damage. This can eventually lead to compromising the structural integrity of your home, and mold can cause health problems for you and your family.

Ventilation Filters Out Allergens 

Without good ventilation in your home, pollutants and allergens can take over. This can cause sickness among your family, especially those members with bad allergies. Proper ventilation will help remove large particles, such as pollen, dust or other irritants, from the air. This can effectively reduce allergy symptoms and create a comfortable environment for your family to live in. Most notably when it comes to health, good ventilation will protect respiratory health and help prevent asthma. It can also prevent rashes and other skin irritation that results from pollutants or impurities in the air.

Ventilation Prevents Backdrafting 

Another common issue with poor ventilation is that it can cause backdrafts in your home. This is when outdoor air is pulled inside due to the pressure inside your home being less than that outside. This backdrafting can actually become dangerous if that air is coming from a chimney or other areas of the home  with an opening. Proper ventilation can help to control the pressure within your home.

Good ventilation supplies fresh air to your home - and there's no denying that fresh air is critical to making your home comfortable. Make sure you have exhaust fans located throughout your home, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. You should also have air ducts installed around your home; some older homes don't have them. In addition, they need to stay clean.

Royal Heating and Air is here to help with your ventilation issues! We do custom duct work, and we can also keep them clean by installing UV lights. Your AC system also plays a role in airflow and ventilation. We can help you keep it maintained. Call 573-480-4313 for all your Lake of the Ozark HVAC needs!

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