Keeping your home well ventilated is not only important based on the fact that it is a lot more comfortable to the people living in the home, but having a well ventilated house will also help to avoid problems such as mold and mildew, bad smells and stagnant air. With the fall officially just about on us, here are some things that you can do to increase the ventilation in your home.
Clean Your Filters
It is important to clean the air filters and vents in the HVAC units in our homes, as they can collect a substantial amount of dust and debris, which will block up your unit and prevent air flow throughout the home. In order to have the best ventilation possible, you will want to make sure that there is good air flow, so cleaning out the filters periodically, at least once during the spring and once during the fall, will be a good thing for the ventilation in your home.
During the colder months, a ton of people want to keep their windows closed, due to the simple fact that it is cold outside. However, opening the windows is a crucial part of clearing the air out of a building and unless you have a very powerful extractor fan and an intake fan that is pulling air from the outside of the home consistently, you should be opening the windows every now and then and clearing the air out. If you are cooking, if you have taken a shower, or if you have created any type of condensation in the home, it is even more important to open the windows and allow for some natural ventilation, because condensation and cooking smells are known to linger in the house.
Use Extra Fans
In order to have good ventilation in a home, air has to be moving freely around the house, which is why it can be a very good idea to bring in some extra fans, which you can place in areas that do not get good ventilation. Simply moving the air around decreases the chance that air in a room is going to sit around and get stagnant, which is a lot more common in the fall and winter months, when people are more likely to leave the windows closed and the home boxed up, because they usually want to keep the warm air inside, but forget about ventilation.
Call Rosenberg Indoor Comfort today at (210) 987-5587 to get the proper ventilation that you deserve in your San Antonio home.