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Ventilation 101

Ventilation 101
What is Proper Home Ventilation?

Experiencing irritated eyes, throat, or nose, or maybe even a numerous amount of sudden headaches or fevers? These can all be a result of bad ventilation in a home. Having proper ventilation in a home is crucial for comfort and removing lingering odors from pets, cooking and more.


Ventilation is also important because it controls the amount of moisture in a home. When there is adequate ventilation in a home, moisture build-up will be minimal—leaving the floor, walls, and other wooden features in the home dry. Improper ventilation can cause moisture to accumulate, causing drywall and wood to rot. Not only will inadequate ventilation cause moisture to ruin a home, but mold will begin to grow. Exposure to mold can cause illness or other serious health concerns if left untreated.


So, to ensure your home has the tools it needs to keep it safe and dry,  investing in bath fans, attic ventilators, and axial fans are a must.


Bath Fans


Bath Fans

Bath fans are designed to improve air quality while also adding comfort. In order to accomplish this, bath fans must vent moist air quickly to the outside.


Bath fans are used to prevent high humidity and mildew growth: think mold and foggy mirrors.


Bath fans come in a wide variety of styles, including some with lights, heaters, night lights, motion sensors and more. The ability for a fan to move air is measured by Cubic Feet per Minute, or “CFM”. 

When purchasing a bath fan, every square foot is equal to one CFM. So, a 50 square foot bathroom would need a bath fan with at least 50 CFM in order to adequately ventilate.


Attic Ventilators

Attic Ventilators


An attic ventilator is a ventilation fan that blows heated air out of the attic, keeping it cooler and more comfortable.


Homes during the summertime can reach temperatures upwards of 120 degrees, causing your air conditioners to work much harder, making them less efficient.


These fans help prevent your system from overworking.


Attic ventilators come with two different power sources: one being electrical, and the other being solar powered. Attic ventilation in a home year-round can minimize moisture during the winter while lowering the temperature of your home during the summer.


Inline Fans


Inline Fans

Inline fans are used to exhaust stale, polluted air.


Typically connected in-between ducts, inline fans are the ideal solution for expelling areas were you can’t install an exhaust fan.


The inline fan is placed in the ductwork, where it draws in the stale air.


That air then travels through the ducts and eventually is released from your home.


Centrifugal Duct Fans

Centrifugal Duct Fans


Sturdy, quiet, reliable, and capable of operating in multiple conditions, these are some of the best features of a centrifugal fan.


Created for moving air and other gases, a centrifugal fan is a mechanical device that uses kinetic energy from its rotating blades to increase of pressure on the air.


Centrifugal duct fans are typically used in ventilation systems for buildings, and can also be used in central heating and cooling systems.




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