Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Hillsborough
Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy bills. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives inside—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means chemicals can build up. The EPA says this can cause your home’s air quality to be two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Fras-Air/General Service Experts, you can pull musty, dirty air from your home. Then, the system trades the stuffy air with clean air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home hold on to heat and moisture in the winter and get rid of more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the equipment that’s best for your home and climate in Hillsborough. Plus, all our work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or worsen chronic problems like allergies or asthma.
There are a couple of pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in everyday household things, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. High concentration can lead to respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the most common indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is caused by incomplete combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be deadly.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can get rid of pollution from the air in your rooms.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to bring fresh air into the house—and get rid of stale air.
Plus, some systems from Fras-Air/General Service Experts make the most of energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Best for cold locations
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Keeps more humidity in the winter and reduces the level brought in during the summer
- Best for warm areas
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from having both kinds of units.