Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in the Niagara Region
Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your heating and cooling bills. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives indoors—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means chemicals can accumulate. 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 Niagara Home Services by Enercare, you can pull stale, polluted air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with crisp air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home hold on to heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a no-cost comfort analysis. Our Experts can advise you on the system that’s best for your home and climate in the Niagara Region. 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 feel lousy or worsen ongoing problems like allergies or asthma.
There are a couple of pollution sources that alter the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in everyday household items, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. High concentration can cause respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest common indoor pollution sources. They can worsen allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is caused by inadequate 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 living space.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to introduce fresh air into the house—and push out musty air.
Plus, some systems from Niagara Home Services by Enercare enhance energy efficiency. This gives fresh airflow without excessive energy consumption.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Moves heat to condition incoming air
- Ideal for cold areas
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Moves moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Retains more humidity in the winter and decreases the level imported during the summer
- Ideal for humid locations
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from having both kinds of systems.