A whole-home ventilator is an effective solution to improve your comfort at home without compromising energy usage. Proper ventilation is imperative to circulate stagnant air and remove contaminants from your Glen Allen, VA home. Below are the benefits of investing in a whole-home ventilation system.

More Consistent Home Comfort

Some ventilation systems, like individual exhaust vents, impact only a single room by design. Systems such as bathroom exhaust fans can be highly effective in that particular room but do not reach every part of the house. Unfortunately, these systems do not provide consistent comfort to the other parts of your home.

Conversely, a whole-home ventilation system provides consistent comfort levels throughout the entire home. An energy recovery ventilator can even pre-filter incoming air and minimize its humidity during summer.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Thermal seals in energy-efficient homes help regulate cooling and heating costs. Unfortunately, these energy-saving solutions can impact your indoor air quality by trapping used air inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can often be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.

A whole-home ventilator remedies this situation. It expels indoor air pollutants trapped inside, which may cause health complications such as asthma. The ventilator also filters incoming air to eliminate outdoor pollutants, unlike leaving a window open.

Can Help Reduce Energy Use

Leaving your windows or doors open in summer increases energy usage. Letting in hot air strains your cooling systems and increases your energy bills.

A whole-home ventilator consumes less energy as opposed to opening windows to let in fresh air. Energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs, are some of the most energy-efficient ventilators on the market. Like other ventilators, they replace stale, contaminated indoor air with fresh air from outside.

Unlike other ventilators, however, an ERV captures the thermal energy from the exhausted air and uses it to pre-condition the incoming air. As a result, your HVAC system uses less energy to cool the incoming air.

As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we provide quality air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance services. We guarantee affordable services and customer satisfaction without compromising on quality. Contact Foster Plumbing & Heating for your indoor air quality needs in Glen Allen, VA.

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