The air inside a home can be two to five times as polluted as outdoor air, according to the EPA. Since most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, it makes sense air quality is something that needs to be addressed. Thankfully, homeowners can have air exchangers installed. These exchangers help to improve air quality and make homes fresher and cleaner.
Houses Now Struggle to Let in Fresh Air
Because of the increasing demands of energy protection, homes are being built more airtight than ever before. While this is a good thing as far as energy conservation goes, it can be detrimental to the indoor air quality of a home because fresh air rarely enters.
Homes built after 1970 simply do not get enough fresh air circulation to ensure better indoor air quality. The circulation of fresh air is critical for the prevention of mold and mildew growth. Homes that are not receiving fresh air regularly will have a stale smell to the air and increased moisture problems.
Signs Your Home Needs an Air Exchanger
In Lloydminster, AB, the climate is cold in the fall and winter, which can produce even greater problems with a lack of fresh air. With heating systems running, the air becomes overly dry and stagnant. The following are some signs a home needs an air exchanger.
If there are humidity issues inside a home, home ventilation is likely lacking. Homes can suffer from both high and low humidity. High humidity makes homes hotter and more uncomfortable and can lead to increased mold and mildew growth. Low humidity leads to static shock, dry skin, and unhealthy house plants.
When homes have an HVAC system that is over ten years old, it could be contributing to indoor air quality issues. An HVAC system that cannot keep up with filteriing fine particles of pollution will need to be addressed right away.
Homeowners who are dealing with excessive dust may not realize it is due to not having enough fresh air circulation. With proper home improvements, homeowners can rest assured their homes will be cleaner and breathing will be easier.
If any of the above signs are occurring, it would be wise for a homeowner to seek professionals for air exchanger installation. The benefits of installing an air exchanger far outweigh the cost, and our expert installers will work to ensure your home’s air supply is safe and as fresh as possible.
Benefits of Installing an Air Exchanger
There are many benefits to installing an air exchanger in a home. Homeowners need to be aware of these benefits to ensure they are prepared to make the right decision for their homes.
The biggest advantage of an air exchanger is a continuous supply of fresh air being circulated throughout the home.
Air exchangers can help to lower heating costs by equally distributing warm air around the home.
These systems also help to distribute moisture more evenly throughout the home, so there is a reduced risk of mold and mildew growth.
Air exchangers help to effectively reduce pollutants in the air from cigarette smoke, cooking, and cleaners.
An Air Exchanger Protects Your Family
Many homeowners simply do not realize the poor air quality that circulates inside their home. Without an air exchanger, modern homes become stagnant and moldy, with poor air quality that is not healthy to breathe.
Homes built after 1970 have a higher incidence of poor air quality because of the way they are constructed. While modern homes are more efficient than their older counterparts, it is difficult to experience proper airflow because of the tight seal that prevents vacuum air escapes and fresh air to coming inside the home.
Contact Us Today
If your home is moldy, stuffy, dusty, and has a stagnant smell, an air exchanger can help. These exchangers allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home, making a big improvement in the air quality inside. Contact us today to get started on the process of having a new air exchanger installed in your home.
R&D Plumbing & Heating is a locally owned business with over thirty years of serving the Lloydminster area. They expertly handle all the heating, cooling, and plumbing needs of their customers.