How to Add Ventilation to Your Home

How to Add Ventilation to Your Home

Ventilation is essential for any home to ensure better airflow, good humidity levels, and proper HVAC functioning. But if your home is a bit short on ways to ventilate, what are you to do? Here’s how you can add ventilation to your home to reap all the important benefits.

Exhaust-Only Ventilation

This is one of the most common ways to ventilate your home. You’ll likely see these in the form of bathroom or kitchen fans that are used to pull moisture out of your home. Exhaust-only ventilation works by depressurizing homes and pulling air through strategically-placed openings and cracks.

The one caveat with this method is that it can allow for humid air to enter your home and develop unwanted condensation.

Supply-Only Ventilation

These systems pressurize your home by pulling outside air in through a forced-air system. Supply-only ventilations systems allow you to control where air comes from as well as gives you the ability to treat it as it comes into your home.

The main issue with this form of ventilation, however, is that it may allow for condensation to build up inside walls during winter when warmed air is pushed back outside.

Balanced Ventilation

This is often the best form of ventilation since air is best-controlled through equal amounts of pressurization. Having this type of ventilation typically involves a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator that either transfers sensible heat (HRV) or also transfers moisture (ERV).

Whichever ventilator is better-suited for your home, you’ll want to make sure it is installed by an expert to ensure you have a tight system and the proper mechanics for success.

When it comes to adding ventilation to your home, trust the HVAC experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. We can outfit your home with the best ventilation system for your specific house and needs and ensure proper airflow.

Contact us today for a free estimate or to schedule a service.