Many Forest Acres, South Carolina, homes have excellent insulation to make them more efficient. They also need ventilation to keep pollutant and humidity levels from rising. You can have a professional like Krantz Kooling and Heating add exhaust fans or other equipment for your kitchen or bathrooms. Ventilation is exceptionally important when it comes to removing hazards, conserving energy, and enhancing the comfort in your home.
Ventilation can remove smoke and excess humidity from cooking, along with allergens, viruses, and bacteria. It can help you prevent biological growth and avoid VOCs or volatile organic compounds. These substances include acetone, benzene, xylene, and formaldehyde. They evaporate at room temperature, and they’re common in air fresheners, cleaners, and glues. They can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms. Air filters or air purifiers can’t remove them.
An energy recovery ventilator or ERV works like a heat pump. Before it removes stale air in winter, it transfers the heat away from it to the incoming air. That way, you can get rid of contaminants without wasting power.
You can also prevent clogged air filters, dirty ductwork, and other problems that could increase your utility bills and shorten your HVAC system’s life expectancy. ERVs are especially useful in winter when you can’t open a window or door without freezing or using an excessive amount of energy.
Removing excess moisture can make you and your family feel more comfortable and let you use your HVAC system less often. Ventilation can also get rid of unpleasant smells and prevent health problems. It can even let you vacuum less often by getting rid of dust and other pollutants. If you have allergies or frequent colds, your home may need more ventilation.
Krantz Kooling and Heating is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help you make sure your home has plenty of ventilation. Call us at 803-228-7253 for outstanding service and guaranteed work from our experts.
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