Home ventilation safety tips are important because a well ventilated house is a healthy house. The term ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Without proper ventilation, pollutants get trapped inside causing harm to humans and pets.
Opening windows and doors is a great example of natural ventilation. This allows natural air to flow through the home and is found in older construction. Natural ventilation is the most common because it allows the fresh outside air to flow.
The use of exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom are good examples of spot ventilation. The fans pull inside air through vents then deposits the air outside. Most spot ventilation is used n conjunction with other types of ventilation covering a greater area.
Whole Home Ventilation
Whole home ventilation includes duct work and exhaust systems covering every room in the home. In Las Vegas, this type of system is usually the HVAC system installed in most homes. The system covers the house and includes filter areas to sort out larger particle while making the inside air a little cleaner. This helps protect pets and humans including those with respiratory illness.
Home Ventilation Safety Tips
With each type of ventilation precautions are available. Here are a few helpful tips to improve the air quality in your home.
Natural Ventilation – screens on windows and doors are effective in filtering large particles. While smaller particle can still enter the home, reduce the amount of time windows and doors are open.
Spot Ventilation – motorized fans are a good source of ventilation but are also a hazard. Unattended fans with a power source can lead to fires. Watch the duration of a fans use to reduce fire hazards.
Whole Home Ventilation – Regular HVAC maintenance and replacing air filters are great ways to keep the system running smooth. Preventative maintenance reduces the risk of mechanical failure.
At Superior Heating & Air, we service all household and commercial units. For a free estimate on your ventilation unit, call us at (702) 324-7597 today.