Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Calgary
Today’s homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your heating and cooling expenses. But that efficiency also means less airflow, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives indoors—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means pollutants can accumulate. 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 A1 Chesney Service Experts, you can take out musty, contaminated air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with fresh air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home keep heat and moisture in the winter and get rid of more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the system that’s right for your home and climate in Calgary. 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 aggravate persistent conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in everyday household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Excessive concentration can lead to respiratory inflammation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest typical indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can kill you.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your living space.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to bring fresh air into the house—and push out stuffy air.
Plus, some systems from A1 Chesney Service Experts maximize energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy use.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers heat to condition incoming air
- Best for cold locations
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Keeps more humidity in the winter and decreases the amount introduced in the summer
- Recommended for warm climates
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from installing both kinds of equipment.