How Ventilation Can Improve Home IAQ

October 20, 2019
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A properly ventilated house is a healthy home. Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) needs proper ventilation to keep it at a healthy level, especially in Longview, Texas. Without proper ventilation, you run the risk of trapping unhealthy conditions inside your home. Here are some ways that ventilation can improve your home’s IAQ:

Removes VOCs

Homeowners strive to have an airtight home that keeps the outdoor air from sneaking inside. When we do this, we’re also trapping what’s inside from getting out. Sometimes, this includes volatile organic compounds, which can cause health problems.

VOCs are gases that come from things like household products such as paint, disinfectants and other chemicals. These gases can cause nose, eye, and throat irritation and worsen asthma symptoms. Therefore, it’s important that you remove VOCs in your home.

Lowers Humidity

Proper ventilation can also balance your indoor humidity levels. When the humidity in your home is too high, it can cause biological growth. If it’s too low, it can irritate our bodies with dry hair and skin and scratchy throats.

When you have a good ventilation system installed, you can worry less about whether your home has a proper humidity level. The system monitors your home’s IAQ and adjusts accordingly. As a result, you won’t have to worry about experiencing a stuffy home.

Stops Contaminants

An effective ventilation system stops harmful contaminants from entering your home. But if your ventilation system isn’t up to par, these contaminants can get through. As a result, they can aggravate allergies and worsen respiratory conditions.

What Can I Do?

There are some tricks to improving the ventilation in your home. Opening windows and doors helps bring fresh air into your home and allows unwanted contaminants to escape. Make a habit of using the exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom. These methods help, but your best option is scheduling regular maintenance and installing proper ventilation systems.

Trust the professionals who work with HVAC systems every day to improve your home’s ventilation. When you’re ready to improve your home’s IAQ, give our team at JD’s A/C a call at (903) 759-7483.

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