Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Knoxville
Current homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy costs. But that efficiency also seals your home, 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, you can expel stuffy, contaminated air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with clean air from outdoors. Some models can help your home keep 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 upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or irritate chronic conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that affect the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in regular household items, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Excessive concentration can result in respiratory irritation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest common indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is created by inadequate combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be fatal.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and expel stale air.
Plus, some systems from R & M Climate Control Service Experts make the most of energy efficiency. This delivers fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts 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 reduces the amount imported during the summer
- Recommended for hot areas
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of units.