What is Balanced Ventilation?

Is Balanced Ventilation Right for Your Home?

How good is the air quality inside your home? According to experts, the air inside a building that’s sealed from outside crosscurrents can be up to 10 times as polluted as the air outside. Air pollutants you may find inside a building include:

  • Excessive moisture
  • Dust particles
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Mold and mildew spores
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Radon

Balanced ventilation is a method of improving the air quality inside your home. It works by channeling fresh outdoor air into your home at the same time that polluted indoor air is being expelled.

How Do Balanced Ventilation Systems Operate?

Balanced ventilation systems rely upon a combination of fans, filters, dampers, ducts and controls. They may also use a heat recovery ventilator in drier, cooler climates or an energy recovery ventilator in moister warmer climates. Balanced ventilation systems are specifically designed to provide a stream of fresh air to common rooms and bedrooms where household residents spend most of their time. They dispel air from kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms where pollutants are most likely to collect.

The system is managed through the use of a single supply point and a single exhaust point. Filters are used to remove outdoor pollutants before outside air is circulated through the house. To avoid cold drafts in chillier months, outside air may be mixed with inside air before it’s delivered to the interior of the home.

Is Balanced Ventilation the Right Choice?

Poor air quality inside your home can contribute to a number health conditions, including asthma, other chronic lung conditions, infections and even lung cancer. If you’re concerned about your health, balanced ventilation may be the right option for you. Your investment in this system will also enhance the comfort of your home.

Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning in Puyallup, WA, has installed balanced ventilation systems for many of our customers throughout Pierce and King Counties. We’d be happy to explore this option further with you. We also provide repair, maintenance and installation services for just about every heating and cooling system make and model. Discover more about the ways we’re here to serve you by calling us today.

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