Proper ventilation is essential for having the best indoor
air quality for a home. People tend to believe that air pollution is a problem
that only exists outside—but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Numerous airborne
contaminants come from inside a house: cooking and cleaning products, cosmetics,
pressed wood, paint and varnish, hobby tools, vehicles in an attached garage,
and more. The best way to clean out a concentration of chemicals, smoke, volatile
organic compounds (VOCs), and plain ol’ dust is to open up the house to circulate
a fresh breeze.
We can already anticipate your objection: “How can I do that
during times when it’s extremely hot or cold outside?” This is the number one
problem. Maintaining energy efficiency in a home requires a sealed home. This
is why so many houses today are built tightly with heavy insulation. And its
also why so many contaminants get trapped indoors.
Tags: Courtenay, Heat Recovery Ventilator, HRV
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