Until a little over a year ago, I paid no attention to the ventilation of my home.
My main focus was eliminating energy waste. I am never ecstatic with the amount of my energy costs. I’m consistently looking for ways to reduce the workload of the oil furnace & air conditioning unit. I’ve replaced to Energy Star rated, thermal pane windows & meticulously caulked around them. I spent a genuinely unpleasant weekend replacing the insulation in the attic. Along with adding weatherstripping & modern exterior doors, I’ve installed ceiling fans & a smart control unit. While my efforts have tightened up the beach house & helped to reduce energy losses, I’ve also eliminated natural ventilation. Because the outdoor temperature fluctuates between the mid eighties & disadvantage digits, there’s rarely an occasion to open the windows. The two of us switch from running the oil furnace to relying on the air conditioning unit. The tightly sealed beach house traps all sorts of contaminants inside. Cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene products, pesticides, pets & all sorts of things disadvantagely impact air quality. The heating & cooling system can add to complications & continually circulate allergens throughout the house. Breathing in these pollutants can lead to all sorts of health troubles for my family. When I expressed my complications to an Heating, Ventilation & A/C corporation, he advised the replacement of a ventilation system. I chose a heat recovery ventilation system that brings in a steady influx of fresh air to improve the cleanliness, health & comfort of my homeâ€¦ During the winter, it uses the outgoing air to hot up the indoor air, lessening the demands on the oil furnace. In the summer, the ventilator helps to get rid of excess humidity & minimize strain on the air conditioning unit.