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Blog Title: What are the basics of home ventilation?

Main Que: What are the basics of home ventilation?

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  • Query By: LARRY S (Mesa, AZ)
  • Date: 10/27/2016

Answer: Ventilation is an important phenomenon for keeping the air within the house healthy and free from allergies. There should be a proper balance in the ventilation process. This is because too little ventilation will result in poor indoor quality air while too much of ventilation will create unnecessarily extra pressure on the heating and the cooling systems.There are basically three ways of ventilating the house. They are the following:Natural Ventilation: This ventilation takes place in the house by default when the house is not sealed against cracks or leaks. This ventilation is largely dependent on factors like weather conditions and temperature and so in this mode of ventilation one cannot guarantee that all the rooms will be equally ventilated.Spot Ventilation is mainly required to remove excess moisture, stale, and odors from particular spots in the house and such kind of ventilation becomes a necessity in places like the bathroom, the kitchen and the basement. However, it is not a good idea to ventilate the whole house through spot ventilation.Lastly, there is the general ventilation which typically involves the whole house ventilation. There are two types of General Ventilation. They are the Heat Recovery Ventilators and the Energy Recovery Ventilators. In the Heat Recovery ventilating system fresh air from the outside comes inside and stale air from inside is released into the outside air. While in case of Energy Recovery ventilating process, excess moisture is removed from the inside air and this phenomenon takes place as there is transfer of fresh air from outside to inside and stale air from inside to outside.

  • Replied By: RONALD N (Tucson, AZ)
  • Replied Date: 10/28/2016