Ventilation is an important part in making a home comfortable. Proper ventilation provides an energy-efficient way to cool your home and improve its quality of air. With modern homes being built so efficiently, they can often be sealed very tightly. The problem: These homes do not allow air to circulate in and out of your home. This means that Oregon homeowners often have to find alternative methods to ventilate their home.
Through proper ventilation, harmful and stale air in your home will be circulated outside and replaced with fresh, clean air. This process helps keep your home’s moisture levels balanced and will create a healthy living environment for you and your family.
A good way to ventilate your home is to open doors and windows to create a draft. However, in a lot of areas, like Portland, there are times in the year when the weather makes it impractical to open doors and windows for ventilation.
An alternative method is the use of ventilating fans. There are a few different kinds of ventilating fans and they are listed below:
- Whole-House Fans: Whole-house fans are great options for larger homes. These -units can distribute the air to your home through the duct-work.
- Window Fans: When multiple window ventilating fans are spread throughout a home, they can provide ventilate and cool a living space.
- Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans circulate the air and create a draft throughout the room in which they are placed. When combined with an air conditioning unit, ceiling fans can allow the thermostat to be turned up 4 degrees Fahrenheit without a loss in comfort.
There are many reasons why ventilating fans would make for a good addition in your home. They can help your heating and cooling equipment improve the comfort levels in your home and can help you lower the cost of your monthly utility bills at the same time. Before you choose ventilation equipment for your home, contact the experts at Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for further assistance.