When people think of HVAC, they often forget about what the ‘V’ in the acronym stands for and focus on heating and air conditioning. What you may not know is just how important home ventilation is for your HVAC system and the benefits it provides. Below, we’ll discuss what a ventilator is, what it does, as well as the benefits it provides your Hannibal, MO, home.

What Is a Home Ventilator?

A home ventilator is a device that replaces the stale air inside your home with fresh outdoor air and filters it to remove potential pollutants and allergens. There are two types of home ventilators: energy recovery units and heat recovery ventilators. A heat recovery ventilator is great for colder climates because it transfers heat from outgoing air to the incoming air, while an energy recovery ventilator cools incoming air.

Benefits of a Home Ventilator

One of the main reasons to have a ventilation system as part of your HVAC unit is because recently-built homes have very tight envelopes that reduce drafts and unwanted airflow, such as through windows, under doors and through basements or attics. This lack of natural ventilation means pollutants and VOCs, such as radon and cleaning chemicals, stay in your home rather than pass outdoors freely. There are many benefits of adding a home ventilator to your HVAC system.

Reduces Allergies and Asthma Triggers

Nobody likes dealing with allergies or asthma, and it’s frustrating to stay inside only to suffer allergy and asthma symptoms when you don’t even step outside the house. A ventilator also filters incoming air, removing allergens and pollutants, so the air you breathe is fresh and clean.

Controls Moisture

The EPA states that you should keep humidity levels within the home between 30% and 50% relative humidity. Even if the humidity doesn’t feel too high or low, you can still feel the effects of poor humidity control within your home.

Don’t let stale air that’s has allergens and pollutants affect your home’s air. Contact Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to learn more about how our NATE-certified technicians can improve your home’s air quality.

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