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Benefits of Installing a Home Ventilation System

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You should start looking at your home as a living organism. Well, maybe not literally, but this is definitely true when it comes to fresh air. It is of utmost importance to ensure that you and your family are breathing in clean air, and the only way to make this possible is to have a ventilation system that is going to bring in the clear air and get rid of the dirty one.

Even though this is considered to be a large investment, it is something that is necessary in order not only to protect your health but also to prevent different kinds of problems from occurring. Nowadays, there are many companies like Karrer that offer services of installing ventilation and plumbing system and what’s more, since technology is constantly developing, there are numerous features of which you should be aware.

Still, the features of the system are not going to be the main focus of this article. Instead, we are going to focus on telling you why you should make this investment and what benefits the ventilation system brings to you.

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It prevents mold from happening

If you are a homeowner, having mold inside your house is probably one of your worst nightmares. Not only can it cause multiple health conditions and literally hurt your children’s airways, but it is also very difficult to get rid of it. In some severe cases, you might even have to move out of the home and almost have to rebuild it entirely. Besides being a large inconvenience, it is an enormous additional expense.

So how does the mold occur? The main cause of mold is condensation. According to research, almost 60% of homes have this problem. This is something that mostly happens during winter when the difference between the temperature outside and indoor is drastic. You are first going to notice it by stains on the windows, and if you don’t do something quickly about, the chances are that the mold is going to start to grow.

Breathe in the clear air

While on the subject of winter months, there is another benefit we have to mention. Unlike during other seasons when we frequently open the windows of our home to allow the circulation of air, we usually stop doing this when it gets cold outside, or at least we don’t do it as much as we should.

This means that for weeks at a time, we are exposed to the same air that accumulates many harmful components over time like for example, dust. When you install a ventilation system in your home, you are going to provide yourself with the opportunity to breathe in the clean air every day.

Don’t forget about the harmful effects of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). These come from different types of products that we use to clean our home, even from some cosmetic products and air fresheners. Yes, even though these can provide you with a great scent, they can oftentimes be toxic. Clearly, the most obvious solution is to stop using these and to turn to some home-made cleaning products, but this is not always an option.

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It helps with asthma

If you or one of your family member suffers from asthma or any other similar condition, then you know how badly polluted air can be to them. Yes, some cases are not as severe, but others might experience problems even if they get exposed to cigarette smoke. Even if you have ‘no smoking rule’ in your home, still it is almost impossible to make sure that every part of it is clean at all times. This is when air ventilation comes in handy.

Since the main purpose of this system is to ensure the circulation of air, by implementing it in your house, you are going to lower the chances of asthma attacks from happening, and also, in case that they do happen, they are probably going to be mild. No, you cannot completely cure this condition, but as you can see, there is something that you can do to improve overall health.

Removes bad odors

If you have a pet, then you know how quickly unpleasant smells can accumulate inside the house. It is almost as if it doesn’t matter how many times you give your pet a bath and clean them, animals just have that unique smell that not all find pleasing.

A similar thing is true for cooking odors. As already discussed, during cold months we usually keep the windows closed, which means that that odor has nowhere to go, so it stays inside. And as you know, it gets everywhere and it can be impossible to remove it. It is in your clothes, furniture, even the walls it seems.

Even if you have a kitchen hood installed, it might not be enough during the holiday season when an enormous amount of the food is prepared.

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It is cost-effective

What do we mean by cost-effective? Well, one of the biggest benefits of having an air ventilation system in your home is that it allows you to maintain a certain temperature in every room of the house. As you can imagine this is especially beneficial during winter months.

It means that the temperature in each room is going to be just the way you like it which is going to provide you with comfortable living space. Also, you are going to decrease the heating bill since the dry air gets heated up easier than the dump one.

On the other hand, during hot summer months, your home is going to be fresh and it will not get too hot which is something that we all hate. Set the thermostat to the desired temperature and breathe in some fresh cool air, instead of sitting on a couch, dripping in your own sweat.

To sum up, these are major benefits of having a ventilation system in your home. Clearly, there are many more, and people have different reasons for installing it. As you can some of these are extremely important for your health, while others are going to help you save some money.



Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignpolicyi.org started.

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