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Your Home’s Air Ventilation and Air Quality

Proper ventilation throughout your home is important. By ensuring that pollutants in your house do not accumulate to levels that cause health and comfort problems for your family can cut back on trips to the doctors office . One of the best ways to lower the concentration of indoor air pollutants is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming into the home through the use of mechanical ventilation.

There are numerous types of mechanical ventilation equipment available that can introduce enough fresh air to mitigate most IAQ problems. These products include everything from exhaust fans that intermittently remove air from a single room, such as bathrooms and kitchens, to central air-handling systems that continuously remove air from the home and then replace it with filtered and conditioned outdoor air.

The majority of homes in Phoenix,AZ do not have adequate ventilation. Most have unducted ventilation or inadequate ducted ventilation. This is a prime opportunity for professional contractors to help their customers clean up their air quality within their home.

The reason why most homes do not have adequate ventilation in Phoenix is because, in the past, building codes did not require ventilation fans if the bathroom had a window. Even if the local code required the installation of a bath fan, the fan only had to be a 50-cfm model which, in most cases, is not large enough to remove the moisture out of the bathroom. Most contractors are aware that ventilation is a key component in the overall IAQ equation, however, the issue is not always discussed with homeowners until a secondary condition arises due to improper ventilation.

For an HVAC contractor, talking about ventilation with your customers provides a huge opportunity for contractors as they can make sure that their customers are fully aware of the negative impacts of poor IAQ. By offering suggestions to the customer, such as the types of quality fans available that move more air, automatic operation such as humidity sensing, quieter fan operation units, and the types of units that produce greater energy-efficient operation in lowering electric bills, your customers will appreciate your efforts and the contractor will experience less call backs.

You can’t put a price on health and your customer will greatly appreciate this.

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