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How Does Proper Ventilation Improve Indoor Air Quality?

How to Reduce Volatile Organic Compounds in Your Indoor Air

People are often surprised to learn that the air in the average American home is more polluted than outdoor air. The problem is even worse in hot and humid climates like Carrollton, GA, and the surrounding region. Learn how proper ventilation improves indoor air quality and will help everyone in your family breathe cleaner air.

What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

Dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, chemical gases — airborne contaminants are generated daily throughout your home. Inadequate ventilation increases the number of impurities in the air. Hot weather and high humidity levels only exacerbate the problem. Unfortunately, it’s seldom practical to fling open your doors and windows to dilute the emissions. By introducing fresh air inside and exhausting polluted air outdoors, whole-home ventilation systems take care of the job for you.

Indoor Pollution and Your Health

Even low levels of pollutants can harm people with existing health issues, including allergies and asthma. Symptoms range from sneezing, itchy eyes, and sore throats to headaches, fatigue, and nausea. Seniors and small children are especially vulnerable to the dangerous effects of indoor pollution. Long-term exposure to airborne contaminants can impact the health of every family member.

Which Ventilation System Is Right for You?

Merrell & Associates offers an array of indoor air quality solutions, including ventilation systems, designed for hot and humid climates. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) are ideal because they have two separate air channeling systems. The first ducted channel sends stale indoor air outside. The second channel uses energy from the outgoing air to bring fresh, pre-conditioned air into your home.

You can trust Merrell & Associates to help keep your home healthy and comfortable. Since 1952, we’ve been dedicated to providing our customers with top-quality HVAC services, including indoor air quality solutions. For more information about ventilation systems, see our indoor air quality section or give us a call today.

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