Do you feel like the air in your Raleigh, North Carolina, home is stuffy or stale? Poor ventilation is often a primary cause of stale indoor air. Since the outdoor air temperature or quality often prevents homeowners from opening a window for ventilation, a mechanical ventilator may help solve the problem. Keep reading to learn how a mechanical ventilator works and how it can improve your indoor air quality.
What Is a Mechanical Ventilator?
A mechanical ventilator is installed in your home’s HVAC system and is designed to replace the stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. While you could open a window to bring in fresh air, you would also bring in outdoor air pollutants. However, a mechanical ventilator first filters the outdoor air before distributing it throughout your home. This type of air exchange is one of the most effective ways to improve indoor air quality.
Does a Mechanical Ventilator Save Energy?
If the outdoor air is hotter or cooler than your preferred indoor air temperature, your HVAC system will heat or condition the air as it enters the system. This process can use a lot of energy, so you may consider installing an energy recovery ventilator to save energy. An energy recovery ventilator works to exchange much of the heat or coolness in the outgoing air to the incoming air. Therefore, the incoming air enters the HVAC system close to your desired temperature, thus helping you save on energy use.
What Are the Benefits of Using Mechanical Ventilator?
One of the main benefits of using a ventilator is improved indoor air quality. You can enjoy fresh, filtered air throughout your home, which is a luxury if you or a family member suffers from a respiratory illness or disease, such as asthma.
To learn more about mechanical ventilators, call Mitchell Heating & Cooling today. We can help you decide whether a ventilator is the right choice for your home and help install it in your home’s HVAC system.
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