Residential, Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Improve Your Home’s Ventilation for Healthier Air – Part 1

Research has found that bad air quality indoors can greatly affect your health. When insufficient ventilation does not remove airborne allergens like pollen, dust, pet dander, and mold spores from the environment of a home’s interior, Toxic Home Syndrome condition can occur and impact one’s health.


This is why effective ventilation is important to maintain a healthy atmosphere inside your home. Ask your electrician to perform a safety inspection to verify your house’s ventilation system is sufficient.


Harmful Impact of Insufficient Ventilation


Due to vastly improved insulation for energy conservation, homes have become quite airtight. Naturally, buildings that are well-sealed are more likely to have condensation and dampness in kitchens and bathrooms where heat and moisture are at greater levels from cooking and bathing. Inadequate ventilation can also lead to the deterioration of building materials, which may cause respiratory problems.


When pungent odors from cooking or smoking are insufficiently vented, it can be harmful to your health. Paint and cleaning products contain harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). As these liquids evaporate in a home, residents may experience headaches, dizziness, and irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat if there is insufficient ventilation.


Benefits of Effective Home Ventilation


Installing a home ventilation system requires filtration to eliminate pollutants and allergens. The air within a home will then be refreshed regularly by being transported from the interior to the exterior.


Aside from increasing air quality, a home ventilation system helps create a comfortable environment by ensuring greater consistency of interior temperature and humidity by removing moisture. This is most applicable in rooms where water is present like bathrooms and kitchens.


Part 2 will discuss Choosing Your Home’s Ventilation System.


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