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With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to reconsider the importance of whole-house ventilation. When the seasons transition and the weather turns pleasant in Dearborn and the surrounding areas, you may throw your windows wide open and enjoy the fresh air. However, when it gets bitter outside, you close the windows tightly and pollutants become trapped inside.

Common pollutants that can accumulate in your home include:

  • Mold spores
  • Pollen
  • Dust and dead skin
  • Pet dander
  • Household chemicals
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from paint, glue and other building materials

While there are multiple types of ventilation available to help get rid of built-up pollutants, whole-house ventilation is the most thorough and dependable.

How whole-house ventilation works

The best type of whole-house ventilation is a balanced, energy-recovery system that preheats cold incoming air with warm outgoing air. This saves the most on energy bills while providing the ventilation your home needs to maintain high indoor air quality.

The system consists of exterior air intakes and exhausts, ducts running to the return side of the HVAC system, dampers to control air intake, and electronic controls to ensure proper operation.

Benefits of whole-house ventilation

  • Cleaner indoor air: This is the most important reason to invest in a whole-house ventilation system. Such a system continually replaces stale indoor air with fresh air from outside.
  • Energy savings: The goal of sealing the external envelope of your home is to enjoy energy savings. An energy-recovery ventilation system helps this goal remain a reality without allowing indoor air quality to suffer.
  • Fewer allergies and illnesses: Being stuck in your tightly sealed home all winter could result in more than just cabin fever. The constant exposure to bacteria, viruses, allergens and other contaminants could result in actual physical illness. Cleaner air helps prevent this.

If you’ve ever come home in the winter and smelled a musty, stale odor in the interior, you know for sure that you could benefit from whole-house ventilation. Please contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling today to learn more. We serve customers in Shelby Township, Birmingham, Rochester Hills and the surrounding areas.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ventilation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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