To the unaided eye, the only air openings to a building are its doors and windows. Look a little closer and you will notice deliberate vent openings in a variety of places, including the roof walls, and basement. Here are some vents you might see around the roof: gable vent ridge vent cupola vent roof
If you have a central air system, you know there are a lot of ducts running through your home. These ducts carry air to and from your heating and cooling system. In order for air to enter and exit the ducts, multiple vents are needed. Air ducts and vents are part of a building’s heating,
The best way to avoid offgassing in the home is to avoid products that emit VOCs and dangerous gasses in the first place. Many building materials and household products are treated with chemicals that are slow to release dangerous gasses. In addition to avoiding certain products, it’s important to have the proper amount of ventilation
Winter is typically the time of year when we start to pay more attention to indoor air quality. This is because we spend more time indoors and try to save money and energy by sealing off our homes to the cold air outdoors (aka winterization). While energy efficiency is something we encourage, there are real
Now that summer’s officially over and temperatures are getting more comfortable, it’s a good time to start thinking about those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, like sealing attic air leaks and improving insulation levels. Even if you have adequate attic insulation, finding and sealing air leaks air leaks will improve insulation performance and make
Lowering the humidity in the home will help you feel more comfortable and keep your home from developing mold problems that can cause health problems and high costs for mold remediation. If you want to avoid frizzy hair, muggy air, difficulties sleeping, mold problems, and distorted wood, learn how to keep your humidity levels within
It’s no surprise that energy bills go up during heavy use months (summer and winter). But if your utility bills are unusually high and the home never seems to get comfortable, you could have a problem with your air ducts. Ducts that to move air to and from your central HVAC system are notoriously inefficient.
As winter settles in for a long stay, we instantly worry about how to prevent catching the flu. With work every day and people running in and out of the house, it is nearly impossible to survive the season without catching a cold. To set up a barrier of defense against catching viruses, use your