If you are looking to decrease your energy wastefulness, but worried that may mean sealing up your doors and windows like a fortress; fear not. Home ventilation is imperative for healthy indoor air, plus it makes your indoor environment more comfortable in both cold and warm weather. Increased comfort can lead to reduced usage of heating and cooling systems, thereby lowering energy bills and increasing energy efficiency.
During the winter, home ventilation strategies help circulate the heated air with cooler air for more even heating. When it’s warm or hot outside, increased ventilation will cause your indoor air to feel cooler.
Energy Efficient Home Ventilation Strategies
- Ceiling fans help circulate conditioned air with untreated air. You can change the direction of the ceiling fan blades to either cool down or warm up indoor air.
- A whole-house ventilation system, or a whole house fan, is a high powered fan that draws hot indoor air up through the attic and out of the home. It can also help cool down the indoor air during warm months, which makes it an effective supplement to your home’s cooling system.
- Open windows and screen doors allow natural ventilation in the form of breezes to flow through your home. For even home ventilation, place a fan in the downwind windows.
Increasing home ventilation has several other benefits, including:
- Moisture control – Increased ventilation helps reduce the moisture in your home, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. This subsequently reduces the risk of mold growth, mildew and other problems that excess moisture can cause.
- Healthier indoor air – Stale indoor air is unhealthy and can be more polluted than outdoor air. Circulate indoor air more and your indoor air quality will increase.
- A greener home – Higher energy efficiency means that you’ll use heating and cooling systems less, which in turn helps the environment.
For more information on home ventilation strategies, contact the experts at United Air Conditioning. We proudly serve the Largo area.
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