When it comes to energy efficiency, the ventilation in our homes is probably
not one of the first things we think about. However, because having improper
ventilation means your heating and cooling system has to work harder to
keep your home comfortable, it can be a huge energy waste!
To maximize your home’s ventilation in Palm Beach County while minimizing
your carbon footprint, try these simple tips:
Open Windows Strategically
It is important to ventilate the rooms in your home to allow built-up moisture
to escape. Generally, the colder it is outside, the more you should open
your windows. However, it is important to do this strategically so you
don’t lose too much warm air. Open windows frequently for short
amounts of time instead of leaving them agape all day long.
The most efficient way to open windows is through cross ventilation, where
windows on opposite facing walls are opened at the same time.
Minimize Uncontrolled Ventilation
While allowing air to naturally flow in and out of your home may sound
like the most green ventilation method of all, it can actually waste a
lot energy. While a home that is too airtight can lead to poor indoor
air quality, an abundance of cracks and crevices causes air leakage. When
air escapes through cracks in your house,
your HVAC has to use more energy to replace it.
To reduce uncontrolled ventilation, seal the cracks and crevices in your
homes foundation with caulk or foam.
Install Whole-House Ventilation
Exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms are a good way to ventilate specific
areas in your home, but the best way to combat airborne pollutants and
built-up moisture is through whole-house ventilation. Instead of treating
only certain rooms, whole-house ventilation provides uniform ventilation
throughout your entire home. Not only is this method the most efficient
when it comes to improving
indoor air quality, but also in terms of saving energy.
At Phoenix Air, we know proper ventilation in your home is vital to keeping
you and your family healthy and comfortable. Whether you’re interested
in having a new Palm Beach County HVAC system installed in your home or
you’re looking for additional ventilation options, our experienced
green-minded technicians are here to help. Visit our website or give us a
call to learn more about what we can do for you.