Air Circulation and Your Home. During the colder months of the year, we close our windows to keep out the wind, rain and low temperatures. The unfortunate side-effect of this step is that you are also closing in the moisture and dampness that open windows would normally help disperse.
Once you have started to batten down the hatches for winter, you may start to notice one or two things as a result.
It could just be a general sense of stuffiness that you feel initially, but the subsequent effects could be more sinister, so it’s important to be aware of the signs.
The ‘Lungs’ of your Home
If you were to think of your house as a person, then a person needs abundant clean air. If that person can’t get that air, then the outcome is only going to go one way and if your home isn’t healthy, the chances are, you won’t be either.
Any family members that have any breathing issues such as asthma or bronchitis are likely to feel the effects much more quickly and acutely than most.
Even common colds can seem to drag on and on when your home ventilation is not working. Longer term, those health issues can become chronic and added complications like mould and mildew issues can really exacerbate the problem.
So, what can you do about it?
Without the natural airflow that exists in the home, how do you replicate it?
A Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit can provide your home with that vital air movement needed.
Damaging elements such as excess humidity can be quickly and effectively removed by one of these units, protecting the safety of you and your family.
You really can’t place too much emphasis on ventilation in your home. Moist, stagnant and quite often contaminated air can be hugely dangerous, even to those with pre-existing health conditions. Not only that, but a side-effect of using a well-maintained HVAC unit in your home is that it can drive down your utility bills. A welcome result, I think you’ll agree.
These units can be a little expensive, but what price do you put on health?
If you don’t tackle bad airflow in your house, then you will ultimately be fighting a losing battle to keep your home habitable. You will be faced with worsening health, mould on the walls and all this adds up to a pretty miserable existence.
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