The Importance of Ventilation

How often do you leave your home closed up in the middle of summer? It’s okay to close the blinds and curtains during the peak sunlight hours, as this will actually help to keep your home cool, but don’t leave your windows shut all day long.

Why is Ventilation Important?

Ventilation is critical to both home comfort and indoor air quality. We spend nearly 90% of our lives indoors, and most of that is within our homes. Make your comfort and air quality better by investing in better ventilation practices.

Types of Ventilation

Natural

Natural ventilation can be achieved by simply opening your windows or doors. You might be thinking that this is a terrible idea in the middle of summer, but you don’t need to leave them open all day long, just in the early mornings and the evenings, when the temperatures are still comfortable outside.

This will allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home so that you aren’t stuck with stale and musty air all summer long.

Fans

Ceiling fans and exhaust fans are another great way to improve ventilation in your home. Ceiling fans are best for bedrooms, offices, and living spaces in your home. Make sure that they are turned onto their “summer” setting so that they rotate counterclockwise and force air down into the room rather than toward the ceiling.

Exhaust fans are great for bathrooms and kitchens where either a lot of heat is generated or a lot of moisture. These types of fans specialize in extracting heat and moisture from the air leaving you with dry and cool air instead.

For any questions that you may have about ventilation or indoor air quality in general, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at ACS Home Services. Prevent the minor annoyance of poor indoor air quality from becoming a significant problem for you down the road by contacting us today.

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