Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Services
According to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. One of the main purposes of HVAC equipment is to make sure indoor air is healthy and comfortable through the proper design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC equipment, especially the mechanical ventilation system.
Inadequate ventilation can cause major indoor air quality problems by trapping harmful concentrations of indoor pollutants indoors. Ventilation is essential for healthy humidity and indoor air quality levels.
You can freshen up indoor air by allowing natural ventilation to flow in through doors and windows; however, open doors and windows can cause massive energy loss, humidity issues, and other comfort problems. This should never be your only method of ventilation.
A mechanical ventilation system installed by a licensed professional is a necessity in most homes.
What Is Mechanical Ventilation?
Mechanical ventilation systems do two main things — they exhaust indoor air while bringing in outdoor air. This helps remove indoor moisture and pollutants while drawing in fresh air to replace the stale air.
A whole-house ventilation system is a mechanical ventilation system designed to move air throughout the home at a consistent and low-flow rate. Air stays fresh, and healthy living conditions are maintained even in the tightest, most insulated spaces.
This type of system is best in more modern homes. There are also other systems available, including exhaust only, supply only, or balanced, which may be a better fit for your property.
HRVs and ERVs
Since outdoor air can be extremely hot or cold, there are ventilation systems that help eliminate energy losses associated with outdoor air, such as heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV). These systems reduce heating and cooling costs and are most cost-effective in climates with extreme winters and summers.
The amount of fresh air introduced into a home should be equal to the amount of air exhausted through ventilation fans and range hoods. If you live in a tight, energy-efficient home, you may need a make-up air system to replenish the lost air exhausted through ventilation. Depressurized homes can cause many problems.
Groundhog Ventilation Services
- Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)
- Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)
- Make-Up Air (MUA)
- Range Hood (aka Exhaust Hood, Extractor Hood, Vent Hood or Hood Vent)
- Bathroom Exhaust Fans
- Bathroom and Kitchen Ventilation
- Attic Ventilation
- And More!
If you have any questions about HVAC, Kitchen, Bathroom, or Attic Ventilation Solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Find the right ventilation products and services for your home or project by scheduling a professional consultation with the HVAC experts at Groundhog Heating & Air Conditioning.
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