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HVAC Guide: Ventilation Terms

Ventilation terms describe differing approaches to indoor air quality. In the HVAC profession, the “V” stands for “ventilation.” Today, adequate fresh air ventilation throughout a house receives equal importance as both heating and air conditioning ensures home comfort as well as a healthy indoor environment. Ventilation terms that describe potential approaches to these goals include [...]

By |2019-08-30T23:00:33+00:00September 12th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on HVAC Guide: Ventilation Terms

What Balanced Ventilation Means

Balanced ventilation means a controlled, equal volume of air is brought into and removed from your house at the same time. It’s the optimum condition to keep air fresh and remove pollutants, while also preserving indoor temperature control. Unbalanced Ventilation Most common ventilation options are unbalanced. Kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, for example, remove humid [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:10:59+00:00July 16th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on What Balanced Ventilation Means

What Should You Consider for Your Laundry Room Ventilation?

Laundry room ventilation issues often come up during installation of a washer or dryer, or when the home is new or being remodeled. Ventilation is more than a matter of keeping room temperature in control, though. Building codes impose very specific requirements for certain aspects of laundry room ventilation which are vital to fire safety, [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:38:40+00:00March 7th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on What Should You Consider for Your Laundry Room Ventilation?

Is Your Craft Room Properly Ventilated?

As enjoyable as it is to have an arts and craft room inside your home, you could be putting your health at risk if it lacks proper ventilation. Many of the materials used for crafting hobbies contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are not only combustible, but can be dangerous to your health in enclosed [...]

By |2019-01-28T20:25:11+00:00February 28th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on Is Your Craft Room Properly Ventilated?

The Importance of Kitchen Ventilation for Thanksgiving

All the cooking involved in preparing a delicious Thanksgiving feast can make your home uncomfortably hot and humid. Take a proactive approach by implementing the following strategies to ensure good kitchen ventilation to keep guests comfortable during your Thanksgiving meal. Run Your Kitchen Exhaust Fan Cooking a turkey, side dishes, and desserts with your cooktop [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:14:41+00:00November 20th, 2018|Ventilation|Comments Off on The Importance of Kitchen Ventilation for Thanksgiving

Ways Ventilation Affects Home Temperature

When you run your HVAC system to keep your indoor living space at a comfortable temperature, you likely keep the house closed up to heat or cool efficiently. If your home lacks adequate ventilation, your indoor air can become stale and stuffy whenever your HVAC equipment is operating. Why Ventilation Matters for Regulating Indoor Temperatures [...]

By |2018-10-15T14:32:54+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Ventilation|Comments Off on Ways Ventilation Affects Home Temperature

What Are the Different Types of Vents in Your Home?

If your home is centrally heated and air conditioned, you likely have a number of vents to aid with the intake and distribution of air. For most homeowners, when you've seen one HVAC vent, you've seen them all. But HVAC vents include three types: grilles, returns, and registers. So, what are the differences? While grilles, [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:49:30+00:00August 30th, 2018|HVAC System, Ventilation|Comments Off on What Are the Different Types of Vents in Your Home?

Do HVAC Industry Changes for 2018 Affect Homeowners?

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning field undergoes continual HVAC industry changes in order to improve their products for consumers and the environment. In 2018, several new regulations might affect homeowners who are selling or buying a home, or having their aging air conditioner serviced. Refrigerant Handling Changes Because of the phase out of R-22 in [...]

By |2018-08-06T18:55:39+00:00January 9th, 2018|HVAC System, Ventilation|Comments Off on Do HVAC Industry Changes for 2018 Affect Homeowners?

Why Attic Ventilation Is Important in the Summer

If your attic seems to get as hot as your car’s interior on a warm, sunny day, you probably need better attic ventilation. Cars and attics can reach 140 degrees F and higher, and all that heat doesn’t do either one of them any good. Just as you can crack open a car window to [...]

By |2017-10-13T21:30:29+00:00June 15th, 2017|Ventilation|Comments Off on Why Attic Ventilation Is Important in the Summer

These are the Areas of Your Home That Need the Most Ventilation

They just don't build homes like they used to -- and when it comes to efficiency, that's a good thing. New homes with airtight construction are easier to cool and heat so you don't waste money. But when it comes to indoor air quality, it's another story. The tighter the home's construction, the worse the [...]

By |2017-02-13T21:50:22+00:00February 14th, 2017|Ventilation|Comments Off on These are the Areas of Your Home That Need the Most Ventilation
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