Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Elkhart

Current 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 chemicals 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 Heating & Air Conditioning, you can expel stale, polluted air from your home. Then, the system replaces the musty air with crisp air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home hold on to heat and moisture in the winter and get rid of more of it in the summer.

Get started by requesting a free comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the system that’s best for your home and climate in Elkhart. Plus, all our work is upheld 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 issues like allergies or asthma.

There are a few pollution sources that alter the air your family breathes.

  1. 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 inflammation and headaches.
  2. Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the most typical indoor pollution sources. They can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
  3. 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 rooms.

Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and expel musty air.

Plus, some systems from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning maximize energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.

Heat Recovery Ventilation

  • Transfers 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 decreases the level imported during the summer
  • Recommended for warm climates

If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from installing both kinds of units.