Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in San Antonio
Today’s homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your heating and cooling bills. But that efficiency also seals your home, 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 contaminants can build up. The EPA says this can lead to your home’s air quality being two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, you can expel stale, contaminated air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with clean air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home hold on to heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the system that’s best for your home and climate in San Antonio. Plus, all our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you feel bad or irritate ongoing conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a couple of pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in common household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. High concentration can lead to respiratory irritation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest frequent indoor pollution sources. They can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is caused by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can kill you.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can eliminate pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to bring fresh air into the house—and get rid of stale air.
Plus, some equipment from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air enhance energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Moves heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold climates
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Keeps more humidity in the winter and decreases the amount brought in during the summer
- Best for hot climates
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of equipment.