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Ventilation is essential for optimal indoor air quality. Without fresh air, contaminants, toxins, and chemicals can reach elevated levels inside your home. One EPA study found that indoor samples were five times more polluted than the air in major cities. This is especially true in areas like Henderson, Nevada, where homes are tightly sealed to keep out the blazing desert heat. In these cases, mechanical ventilators could be the ideal solution for exhausting pollutants and maintaining optimal air-change rates.

Ventilation for Enhanced Indoor Air Quality

Homes and commercial buildings are built with natural ventilation in mind. Architectural features, such as soffits and ridge vents, help your home breathe, but sometimes, that’s not enough. Nowadays, increased insulation and tighter construction methods have boosted energy efficiency, but they’ve also created new air quality challenges that may require extra ventilation.

How Mechanical Ventilators Work

Whole-home ventilators use fans to exchange indoor and outdoor air automatically. Mechanical devices make these systems far more effective than simply opening a window. Additionally, energy-recovery ventilators contain an on-board heat transfer core that preconditions the incoming air and removes excess heat and humidity. The Trane ventilators that we install come in three sizes designed to cover homes up to 4,500 square feet.

Is a Whole-Home Ventilator Right for You?

Mechanical ventilators are ideal for addressing odors and stuffy conditions associated with low air-change rates. These systems can also reduce the concentration of many common contaminants, including carbon dioxide, cooking smoke and volatile organic compounds released by building materials, household cleaning products, and craft supplies. Ventilators are recommended for addressing chemical pollutants that trigger the following symptoms.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Eye irritation

To see if a mechanical ventilation system is right for your home, call Infinity Heating and Cooling. You can also view our selection of indoor air quality products

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