A lot of the time, you hear us talk about how it’s important to air seal your home so treated air doesn’t escape through cracks and waste your energy and hard-earned money. While that is definitely important in one regard, it’s also important to make sure your home has enough opening to let the right amount of air pass through it. Here’s why you need good ventilation in your home:
Allow for Humidity Control
If your home is completely sealed up with no ventilation, moisture won’t be able to enter or leave your home. In the warmer months, this can lead to a sticky, humid environment and allow for mold growth — remember mold loves moisture! In the cooler months, a lack of ventilation can leave your home feeling stuffy and can allow for an increase in dust and static electricity.
By having the proper forms of ventilation, you can ensure more comfortable, and healthier, humidity levels year-round.
Allow for Less Pollution
Think about all the fumes you create when you’re deeper cleaning, frying food, or loading up on hairspray? Without proper ventilation, all those fumes, chemicals, and odors will have nowhere to go, so they’ll just stay in your home’s air and lower its quality and affect your health.
That situation becomes even worse if you have mold or mildew growing in your home, since that can be very dangerous to breathe in, even over short periods of time. Good ventilation allows for all that pollution to exit your home, ensuring you and your family’s health and safety.
To learn more about how you can make sure you home has enough ventilation — and take measures if it doesn’t — contact the HVAC experts at Lancaster PHCE!