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The Importance of Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality

by | Sep 24, 2020

Air quality in general has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. With a global pandemic impacting the way everyone breathes and terrible wildfires making it even more unsafe to go outside, people just want to stay safe and healthy. One way we can do that is by monitoring our indoor air quality closely. One of the overlooked, but most important ways to maintain indoor air quality is to ensure that your home is adequately ventilated. In this blog, we’ll talk about how you can use ventilation to keep your air breathable and safe.

Exhaust Fans

If we could pick one area of your home that needs ventilation, we would say the kitchen. When you cook, you are introducing steam, sometimes smoke, and heat into the air. All of that needs to be distributed and diluted through adequate ventilation. Every time you cook, turn on that ventilation fan. Often they are attached to microwaves that are above your stovetop. Another key place you are using your exhaust fan is the bathroom. After a shower or bath, it’s important to disperse all of that humidity by turning on the exhaust.

Keep Everything Open

Your HVAC system is designed to go throughout your entire home. You probably have air ducts crisscrossing behind your walls and they need to be able to move air around your home adequately. Change your air filters regularly and never close your vents, so your system can do what it was designed to do!

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