Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Edmonton
Current homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your heating and cooling expenses. But that efficiency also makes your home more airtight, which is bad news for indoor air quality.
We spend most of our lives inside—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means contaminants can collect. The EPA says this can cause your home’s air quality to be two to five times worse than outdoor air.
With a whole-home ventilation system from McKinley Heating Service Experts, you can expel stuffy, polluted air from your home. Then, the system trades the stale air with crisp air from outdoors. Some equipment can help your home keep heat and moisture in the winter and get rid of more of it in the summer.
Get started by requesting a no-cost comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the unit that’s ideal for your home and climate in Edmonton. Plus, all our work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Why Home Ventilation is Important
Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or irritate persistent conditions like allergies or asthma.
There are a few pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in common household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Increased concentration can cause respiratory inflammation and headaches.
- Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest frequent indoor pollution sources. They can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
- Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by incomplete combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be fatal.
How Whole-Home Ventilation Works
House ventilation systems can get rid of pollution from the air in your living space.
Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to infuse fresh air into the house—and get rid of stale air.
Plus, some systems from McKinley Heating Service Experts make the most of energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy use.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
- Shifts heat to condition incoming air
- Best for cold locations
Energy Recovery Ventilation
- Transfers moisture and heat to condition incoming air
- Retains more humidity in the winter and limits the level imported during the summer
- Ideal for humid locations
If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of equipment.