Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Knoxville

Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy costs. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.

We spend most of our lives in a building—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means chemicals can build up. The EPA says this can lead to your home’s air quality being two to five times worse than outdoor air.

With a whole-home ventilation system from R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you can expel stale, polluted air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with clean air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home hold on to heat and moisture in the winter and discharge more of it in the summer.

Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can suggest the equipment that’s best for your home and climate in Knoxville. Plus, all our work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Why Home Ventilation is Important

Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or irritate ongoing conditions like allergies or asthma.

There are a few pollution sources that affect the air your family breathes.

  1. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in everyday household items, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Excessive concentration can result in respiratory irritation and headaches.
  2. Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest common indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
  3. Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is created by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be deadly.

How Whole-Home Ventilation Works

House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your rooms.

Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and get rid of stale air.

Plus, some models from R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning make the most of energy efficiency. This delivers fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.

Heat Recovery Ventilation

  • Transfers heat to condition incoming air
  • Ideal for cold climates

Energy Recovery Ventilation

  • Shifts moisture and heat to condition incoming air
  • Keeps more humidity in the winter and decreases the level imported during the summer
  • Ideal for warm locations

If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of units.