With dramatic changes in weather conditions throughout the year in Kingston, the air quality outside can take a major toll on your home if you do not have an appropriate ventilation system. Between air toxins and damage to the structure of your home, poor air filtration can become a dangerous and expensive problem to fix.
The technicians at Sure-Fire Heating & Air Conditioning have explained a few reasons why your home could benefit from our ventilation expertise:
Reasons to Invest in a Home Ventilation System in Kingston
Keep allergies at bay
During the hot summer in Kingston, home ventilation becomes an essential part of reducing allergies. Without proper air filtration, your home will fill with pollen and dust from outside, which are likely to cause serious irritation and breathing problems. The bacteria in the air outside can also affect your home year-round, leading to potential health problems.
Prevent a buildup of mould and mildew
Unfortunately, Kingston can experience heat waves during the warm months, which come with high levels of humidity in the air. Without a home ventilation system, this humid air will not only be uncomfortable, but the moisture can cause mould and mildew to collect inside your home. This can cause further health problems, structural damage and attract bugs to the interior of your home. (A properly sized air conditioning system will help alleviate the humidity problems, but only on hot days, and it will not help the overall air quality.)
A buildup of mould due to poor ventilation can be difficult to get under control without a quality ventilation system. This can cause detrimental damage to your home by breaking down structural materials such as wooden beams. The costs of these damages will far outweigh the investment in a ventilation system.
Protect your home against dangerous gasses
With modern cleaning supplies, water heating systems, furniture, and other household items, Kingston homeowners are at risk of suffering from numerous toxic gasses in the air without a proper ventilation system in place. Radon is one of the major culprits, which comes from the rocks and soil outside of your home. The fabrics used in your furniture and other elements of your home can also harbour volatile organic compounds. Over time, these gasses can lead to health problems as serious as lung cancer if the air inside your home is not filtered through a ventilation system.
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It is important to note that a properly size air conditioning system WILL help to reduce humidity levels in your home, but ONLY on hot days; Also, it will not re-fresh or clean your air in any way. A ventilation system with components such as an HRV and air cleaner works in conjunction with your furnace and A/C system, and WILL address the air quality issues noted above.