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Home Ventilation Basics for Healthier Air – Part 1

Studies have shown that poor air quality inside a home can harm the health of residents. Toxic Home Syndrome occurs when insufficient ventilation does not remove airborne allergens like dust, mold spores, pet dander, and pollen from an interior environment.

Effective ventilation is crucial for the maintenance of healthy homes. When your electrician is performing an inspection, request a check of your house’s ventilation system to verify it is adequate.

Harmful Effects of Inadequate Ventilation

Homes are increasingly becoming airtight due to improved insulation for energy conservation. Unfortunately, sealed buildings are more vulnerable to condensation and dampness, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture and heat are in higher levels. Poor ventilation can also result in the deterioration of building materials, causing respiratory problems.

If strong smells from smoking or cooking are not vented sufficiently, they can cause harmful effects to health. Similarly, certain kinds of paint and cleaning products contain harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). After evaporating, they may result in dizziness, headaches, and irritation to the nose, throat, and eyes if there is inadequate ventilation.

Home Ventilation System Benefits

A home ventilation system improves air quality by transporting fresh exterior air to the interior of a home. Typically, this process includes filtration, which will eliminate allergens and pollutants. Air inside a home is also regularly refreshed by being moved from the interior to the exterior.

In addition to improving air quality, a home ventilation system increases comfort by providing more consistent levels of temperature and humidity through the removal of moisture.

Part 2 will discuss Selecting the Right Ventilation System for Your Home.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:

• Standby Generator Installation
• Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
• Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
• Structured Cabling
• Circuit Breaker Replacement

Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.