Is Your Home Making You Sick?
Have you ever wondered if your home is making you sick? Did you know that the air in the average home is more polluted than the air outside? There has been a strong push in the last few decades to build homes more airtight to conserve on energy. However, if the home cannot breathe the air will become stagnant.
Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a multitude of conditions including:
- Eye, nose, throat and skin irritation
- Respiratory tract infections: bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infections
- Increased severity and frequency of asthma episodes
- Dizziness, fatigue and lethargy
- Digestive problems
- Damage to liver, kidneys, and central nervous system
- Chronic health conditions including heart disease, cancer and infertility
Healthy Indoor Air Quality with an HRV
Ventilation is needed to ensure healthy indoor air quality. As homes in Canada become more airtight, the need to ventilate the home increases to ensure the health of you and your family.
An HRV, or heat recovery ventilator, will remove stale air from a home and replace it with fresh air. Not only will an HRV help maintain a healthy indoor living environment, it will also help keep energy bills down.
In the process of removing stale air from a home, an HRV will use the heat from the indoor air to reheat the incoming outdoor air. Heat recovery ventilators typically have heat recovery efficiencies of 60% to 80%. Maintaining an hrv is important and should be done regularly.
An hrv ensures the delivery, distribution and circulation of healthy fresh outdoor air throughout the house. It will control indoor air humidity levels to prevent moisture problems such as condensation on windows and mold growth.
Owing a healthy home can literally change your life and the lives of your family.
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