We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
A Ventilation System Is Great for Fresher Air, But Get These Benefits As Well
If your Northwest Arkansas home is newer or tightly sealed, your indoor air quality may be lacking. Particles such as mold and bacteria and gaseous pollutants can cause a range of health problems. A whole-house ventilation system is ideal for keeping your indoor air clean by mechanically replacing stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air.
The four types of whole-house ventilation systems are:
Supply systems force outdoor air inside, depressurizing your home so that stale air is forced out through air leaks in your home’s shell.
Exhaust systems force indoor air outside, pressurizing your home so that stale air is forced out through air leaks.
Balanced systems bring in outdoor air and and remove stale indoor air in equal amounts, neither pressurizing nor depressurizing your home.
Heat recovery and energy recovery systems transfer heat from outgoing air to incoming air in the winter and vice-versa in the summer. Energy recovery systems also transfer humidity from outgoing air to incoming air in the winter and vice-versa in the summer.
When choosing a ventilation system, look for these features to ensure optimum performance based on your needs.
Choose a ventilation system that has a noise rating of less than one sone.
As with all new appliances, choose a product with the Energy Star label to ensure efficiency. Make sure any ventilating fan is properly sized to lower your operating costs.
Choose a system with the controls located in an out-of-the-way space, such as the basement, to prevent accidental shutdowns. Turn the system on when your home is occupied, leave it on the lowest setting at all times, or install a programmable control that lets you program operation based on your schedule.
A good ventilation system will utilize in-line fans to ensure optimum distribution of the fresh incoming air. Make sure your qualified installation technician tests the system for distribution before packing up and leaving.