Ventilation is an important part of your HVAC system as it replaces the stale air within your home with fresh outdoor air. The lack of ventilation in your home makes the air stuffy and traps pollutants. Therefore, it’s important to remedy the problem. Below are five reasons to use a whole-home ventilator in your Big Stone Gap, VA home:
Increased Energy Efficiency
If you have an energy recovery ventilator, it provides greater energy efficiency. The ventilator exhausts air from the home but transfers some of the heat and humidity to the incoming air. This way, you save money as your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as much to heat the incoming air.
Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
A whole-home ventilator improves indoor air quality by reducing the volatile organic compounds, viruses and radon gas that build up in your home. Some contaminants are easy to reduce once you know where to look, but others aren’t easy to eliminate entirely.
Better Moisture Control
Whole-home ventilators control moisture within the home and prevent window condensation. In turn, this prevents bacterial growth within the home. Too much moisture within the home also wreaks havoc on electronics.
Those with allergies or asthma turn to ventilators to help eliminate triggers that cause flareups. If you or your loved one has to deal with allergies or asthma, a whole-home ventilator lets you breathe easier.
Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators both help control the temperature within your home. The difference with heat recovery ventilators is that they only transfer warm exhaust air to the incoming fresh outside air during the winter, which relieves some of the work your heating system has to do.
When it comes to the comfort and health of your home, you want to know you’re in good hands. Contact Mid Mountain Heating & Cooling today to have our NATE-certified service technicians take care of your indoor air quality needs.
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