Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Birmingham
Current homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy expenses. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives in a building—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means contaminants can accumulate. The EPA says this can cause your home’s air quality to be two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from Norrell Service Experts, you can take out stale, polluted air from your home. Then, the system trades the stuffy air with clean air from outdoors. Some models can help your home retain heat and moisture in the winter and get rid of more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a complimentary comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the unit that’s best for your home and climate in Birmingham. Plus, all our work is supported 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 persistent problems 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 regular household things, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Increased concentration can cause respiratory irritation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the biggest common indoor pollution sources. They can aggravate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is created by incomplete 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 get rid of pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to introduce fresh air into the house—and push out stuffy air.
Plus, some models from Norrell Service Experts maximize energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold climates
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Moves moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Retains more humidity in the winter and limits the amount imported during the summer
- Recommended for warm areas
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from installing both kinds of systems.