How Can I Improve My Home Ventilation?
If you want your home to stay properly heated or cooled, it’s important to improve air circulation. Circulation ensures your home reaches the right temperature, plus it removes impurities and prevents biological growth that can impact your health. Improper air flow increases the likelihood of stagnant air, making your home both uncomfortable and potentially unsafe.
How do you improve home ventilation and make it a more comfortable, healthier place to live?
The easiest way is to open up your doors and windows every chance you get. When you open up windows in different rooms, you can get cross ventilation, which will quickly circulate out stagnant air and bring in fresh air. You’ll feel the difference immediately.
Of course, it doesn’t make sense to open up your windows and doors on the hottest or coldest days of the year. Imagine the humidity roaring in on a 100 degree day.
Fans can pick up where the manual method of opening a window won’t work.
Ensure you have properly working exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms, laundry rooms, or other areas of the home where a stronger air supply is needed to avoid moisture and contaminated air. Exhaust fans work in reverse, pulling air and moisture out of your home rather than bringing it in. This not only improves the ventilation of your home, but it also reduces humidity and helps pull contaminants and pollutants from the air supply.
If you don’t already have one, consider installing an attic fan. If the attic isn’t properly ventilated, air can penetrate the attic floor and become trapped, impacting how well your home heats and cools.
Another option is installing ceiling fans throughout your home. While ceiling fans aren’t designed to change the temperature of the room, they are intended to increase airflow, which makes a more comfortable environment for you to live in. They help circulate the air in both summer and winter by changing blade rotation, improving your overall air quality.
What are you doing to improve home ventilation? Are your exhaust and ceiling fans doing a good job? We can help by evaluating your home’s ventilation system and making suggestions to create a safer, more comfortable living environment for you and your family.