Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Austin
Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy costs. But that efficiency also means less airflow, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives inside—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means chemicals can build up. The EPA says this can make your home’s air quality two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Strand Brothers Service Experts, you can take out stuffy, dirty air from your home. Then, the system swaps the stuffy air with clean air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home retain heat and moisture in the winter and discharge more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the unit that’s right for your home and climate in Austin. Plus, all our work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you feel bad or aggravate ongoing problems like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that affect the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in everyday household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Increased concentration can result in respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest common indoor pollution sources. They can worsen allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by inadequate combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be deadly.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to introduce fresh air into the house—and push out stale air.
Plus, some models from Strand Brothers Service Experts make the most of energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold locations
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Holds on to more humidity in the winter and reduces the level brought in during the summer
- Recommended for warm locations
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of equipment.