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
When air stays trapped inside your home, especially in unconditioned spaces like the attic, your HVAC equipment has greater difficulty maintaining the temperature setting on your thermostat. With proper ventilation, stale air gets sent outside and fresher air enters, and this makes it easier for your HVAC to keep the interior at your desired temperature. Ventilating your home lessens wear and strain on your HVAC equipment, and it also brings you other big benefits like:
- Improved humidity control. Expelling airborne moisture from daily activities like cooking, bathing and doing laundry can help your HVAC system keep humidity in check.
- Better air quality. Good air exchange makes your home less hospitable to mold and mildew. And when allergens and pollutants are cleared out of your air supply, you’ll experience fewer allergic reactions and potential health effects.
Ways to Increase Air Exchange
A knowledgeable HVAC professional is your best source of advice about how to improve air exchange by ventilating your home. A pro may recommend employing a combination of methods, such as:
- Spot ventilation. Running vented exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms is a good way to get rid of extra moisture in these humidity-prone areas and help your HVAC regulate the indoor temperature.
- Attic venting. Having a mechanical ventilator fan installed in your attic can push out overheated air so your HVAC equipment doesn’t have to struggle to reach the temperature setting on your thermostat.
Contact us today at Jackson & Sons to investigate ventilation options for your Eastern North Carolina home.
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