Whole-Home Ventilator Installation in Phenix City, AL & the Surrounding Areas
When you need a little fresh air, your first choice might be to open a window. Unfortunately, this is only feasible if the weather is nice. To keep your energy bills down, you need another way to ventilate your home during the hot summer and chilly winter months.
That’s where a whole-home ventilator comes in. This solution is an effective way to keep your indoor air healthy and fresh. D ‘n A Heating & Air would be happy to help you select and install the right ventilator for your needs.
To learn more, or to request an installation estimate, please contact us online or call 706-289-0279. We serve residents in the Phenix City and Auburn, AL areas.
Benefits of Whole-Home Ventilators
Here are the reasons why having a ventilator is important for any home:
- Better indoor air quality: The Environmental Protection Agency has declared indoor air as a major health risk in modern homes. Airtight building construction is energy-efficient, but it results in pollution levels that are two to five times higher indoors than outside. Ventilation is a cornerstone of good indoor air quality. Not only does it introduce fresh air from outside, but it filters the incoming air, something you don’t get by simply opening the windows.
- Uniform ventilation: Other options provide spot ventilation that only improve air quality in a single room. In contrast, a whole-home system replaces stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air throughout your entire house.
- Lower energy bills: An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is the most efficient way to bring fresh air into your home. It captures the thermal energy from outgoing air and uses it to pre-condition incoming air. It even transfers moisture to prevent humidity problems.
If you’re interested in enjoying these benefits of whole-home ventilation, please contact us to schedule an installation today.
FAQs About Home Ventilation
We believe educated consumers are empowered to make the best decisions for their indoor air quality needs. Find out more about home ventilation with the answers to these frequently asked questions. Then, if you need more information, feel free to call us.
What are some different home ventilation methods?
Natural ventilation, or opening a window, is the most basic option. Exhaust fans provide spot ventilation in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. Attic fans utilize the stack effect to pull air into and up out of your house. But only whole-home ventilators provide uniform, reliable, energy-efficient ventilation in every season.
How does a whole-home ventilator work?
ERVs are designed to work with the windows closed. In the summer, conditioned and dehumidified (but stale) indoor air blows past hot and humid (but fresh) outdoor air. Without mixing the streams, incoming air is pre-cooled, and the humidity is extracted. This keeps cooling costs down while ensuring a steady supply of clean air enters your home. The process is similar in the winter, when the system pre-heats and humidifies incoming air for maximum freshness and comfort without noticeably raising your heating costs.
Are there any drawbacks to home ventilation?
Installation restrictions are typically viewed as the biggest drawback. There must be enough space to install the system, and the cost is sometimes prohibitive in retrofit projects. Speaking with an HVAC professional is the best way to assess the pros and cons in your situation.
Schedule Ventilator Installation in Phenix City and Auburn, AL
If you’re ready to improve your home’s indoor air quality without significantly increasing your energy bills, upgrade your HVAC system with a whole-home ventilator. D ‘n A Heating & Air will put our 20+ years of experience to work for you, helping you compare your options and select the one that meets your needs best.
Call us today at 706-289-0279 or contact us online to learn more about installing a ventilator in your Phenix City or Auburn, AL home.