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The Health Benefits of Adding a Ventilator to Your Home’s HVAC System

If you suffer from respiratory problems, take action to relieve the impact of poor indoor air quality in your Woodbridge, Virginia, home. Of the various options available, such as air purifiers and humidifiers, adding a whole-home ventilator to your HVAC system is a great first step. Consider the following health benefits that whole-home ventilators offer:

Remove Unhealthy Irritants

Ventilation helps remove triggers for respiratory problems like asthma. The typical home contains all sorts of unhealthy irritants including:

  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Fragrances
  • Fumes from gas stoves and heaters
  • Chemicals from cleaning agents

Basic ventilation that simply exhausts air from your home to the outside will also cause an unbalance in the temperature of your home. As a result, it’ll strain your HVAC system and increase energy costs. A whole-home ventilator combats this problem.

Refresh the Air Constantly

Your forced-air HVAC system runs automatically when set to heating or cooling, circulating air intermittently. So even if you have quality high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in your HVAC ductwork, the air in your home isn’t being constantly exchanged with fresh air.

Modern whole-home ventilators work independently from your HVAC. They constantly refresh the air in your home even when your HVAC system isn’t running.

Maintain a Healthy Home

Replacing the stale air in your home with fresh air shouldn’t work against your HVAC system. It also shouldn’t introduce other factors that can create respiratory problems like changes in temperature and humidity.

Modern recovery ventilators intelligently exchange outgoing air with an equal volume of incoming air. Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) ensure that the temperature of the incoming air is balanced to the outgoing air. Energy recovery ventilators (ERV) also remove humidity from the incoming outdoor air, which is especially beneficial in the muggy summer months.

Do you want to breathe easier, sleep better and live a healthier life? Contact Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning today at 703-783-0145 to discuss the best ventilation option for your home.

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