Why Ventilation Is Essential for Indoor Comfort

Published on: September 30, 2017
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As Tallahassee, Florida, homeowners know, air conditioning is essential for home comfort. But it’s easy to forget that indoor air quality is just as important to staying cool and comfortable at home. From moderating moisture to eliminating airborne pollutants, find out why ventilation is essential for indoor comfort.

Moderate Moisture

If you’ve lived in Tallahassee for long, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the high humidity levels. There’s no need to welcome excess moisture indoors, though. One of the biggest perks of an effective home ventilation system is that it continually moves airborne moisture outside to help keep your home’s humidity level at a comfortable range. With humidity under control, you won’t have to worry about furniture and hardwood floor damage or mold and mildew growth.

Eliminate Airborne Pollutants

Even if you keep your home sparkling clean, it’s difficult to eliminate airborne pollutants completely. After all, most furniture, carpeting, paint, and other common components in your home introduce contaminants, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), into the air on a continual basis. Fortunately, you can show those pollutants the door with an effective ventilation system.

At AC Southeast®, we often recommend Comfort Energy-Recovery Ventilators, which work with your home’s HVAC system to move stale air outside while drawing in fresh, clean air. With a constantly refreshed air supply in your home, you can breathe easily, and your family may even experience fewer allergy or asthma attacks.

Stay Cool While Saving Energy

Did you know that ventilation can also help keep you cool all year round? Preferred Upflow Energy-Recovery Ventilators and similar models capture the energy from the outgoing air and pre-condition the incoming air that’s entering your home. That means your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool down your home, even on the hottest days of the year. That’s good news for your family, since you’ll enjoy a constant supply of fresh air while staying cool and comfortable.

Could your Tallahassee home’s ventilation use a boost? Call the indoor air quality experts at AC Southeast® today: 850-688-1045.