When the air in your Cave Springs, Arkansas, home starts to get stale and stagnant, it can create some issues. The quality of your indoor air is heavily impacted by ventilation, so it’s something you should be aware of in your own space. Review a few simple tips to boost ventilation in your home to protect your loved ones and maintain a healthy atmosphere.
Use Exhaust Fans
The first tip to improve ventilation in your home is to always use your exhaust fans. Keep them running in the kitchen when you’re cooking, as well as in the bathroom when people are showering. You may want to consider upgrading your HVAC system to include a whole-home ventilation system, which operates similarly to an exhaust fan but on a larger scale. This type of system moves stale, stagnant indoor air to the outside while pushing fresh air into your home.
Change the Air Filter
The filter in your heating and cooling system also plays a major role in the health of the air you breathe. When your filter is clogged and dirty, it can’t prevent contaminants from moving into the system and settling in the ductwork. Change your air filter every month to ensure that the air coming through the vents is clean and safe to breathe. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing conditions, you may want to upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV rating that can filter smaller particles out of the air.
Consider a Mechanical Ventilation System
A mechanical ventilation system can also benefit your home, especially if the exhaust fans aren’t providing the ventilation needed to keep fresh air flowing. This type of system brings in fresh air and allows stale air to move outside in a circular motion for improved ventilation throughout the space. A balanced system can either rely on the ductwork or have a point-source method of moving air.
At George’s Refrigeration & Heating, we have a variety of ventilation and indoor air quality solutions. Give us a call at (479) 636-1470.
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