There is nothing more important than the safety of your family. You would like to think that in the confines of your home, you would have nothing to fear. However, the is a potential danger lurking right inside your house. Indoor air pollution is more of a threat to most of us than the smog of polluted cities and the only way to protect your loved ones is through proper ventilation systems.
Houses today are built â€œtightâ€ to keep the air inside from leaking out. The pursuit of energy efficiency, though, has put at risk from stale air that does not circulate properly. The newer homes being built today are more susceptible to mold and mildew and dangerous gases like carbon monoxide or radon.
The telltale signs of poor ventilation are moisture that gathers on the windows, mildew on walls and foul odors which linger. A temporary solution can be just opening windows to air the home out. However, this does not provide conditioned air at the proper humidity, and can actually cause additional problems for your indoor air quality.
A better solution is installation of one of a number of good ventilation systems. Our skilled technicians can evaluate your home and recommend which of the available state-of-the-art ventilation systems will work best in your home. Quality ventilation systems start out at about $500 and will only cost $10-15 per month to operate.
Some of the best ventilation systems on the market today include energy saving features which can capture the warm air before it leaves your home and recycle it into the fresh air coming back in. The new models also have features which can remove moisture from the air which is perfect for New York’s humid summers.
These exchange units usually pay for themselves in a short time because your current heating and air conditioning units will be running less. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has put together an excellent guide for home ventilation solutions. To get it, click here.
T.F. O’Brien services the Long Island, New York area.
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