Ventilation system improves comfort and air quality

The weather extremes in my local area necessitate heating and cooling just about year round.

The cost of temperature control accounts for approximately half of my annual utility bills.

Energy efficiency is a big priority. I’ve gone to great lengths to seal up any leaks in the thermal envelopes. Along with replacing windows and doors, I’ve meticulously caulked, weatherstripped and insulated. I’ve installed ceiling fans to help push the heat toward the floor during the winter and send it up and out during the summer. I am diligent about replacing air filters and scheduling preventative maintenance in the fall for the furnace and in the spring for the air conditioner. While I’ve done a good job of reducing expenses, I’ve also eliminated natural ventilation. Fresh air is necessary for healthy indoor air quality. Otherwise, contaminants become trapped inside. Cooking, cleaning, showering and all sorts of everyday activities add to the problem. Pet dander, dust, fumes, bacteria, viruses and modl spores get circulated by the heating and cooling system multiple times per day. The lack of ventilation can lead to health problems. The ideal solution is a ventilation system that works to pull out the stale air and replace it with fresh, clean, outside air. I chose a heat recovery ventilator that uses the outgoing air to preheat the incoming air in the winter. This helps to reduce the workload of the furnace. Since adding the ventilation system, I’ve noticed that the living environment is more comfortable. The home stays cleaner, smells fresher and my family has fewer issues with headaches, sleeplessness, coughing, sneezing and sore throats.

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