Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Elkhart
Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your energy bills. 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 pollutants can collect. The EPA says this can lead to your home’s air quality being two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from BW/Cook Service Experts, you can take out stuffy, contaminated air from your home. Then, the system replaces the musty air with clean air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home keep heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a free comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the system that’s best for your home and climate in Elkhart. 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 sick or worsen ongoing problems like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that alter 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 result in respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the most frequent indoor pollution sources. They can exacerbate 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 eliminate pollution from the air in your home.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and get rid of musty air.
Plus, some systems from BW/Cook Service Experts maximize energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Best for cold climates
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Keeps more humidity in the winter and reduces the level imported during the summer
- Recommended for warm climates
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from having both kinds of units.