Out With the Old Air and in With the New
As we race to seal up our homes and make them more energy efficient, we’re also creating a stronger divide between indoor air and outdoor air. This might be great for lowering your energy bills each month, but it’s not so great for your indoor air quality.
The air inside sealed homes is much more stale, which creates the perfect breeding ground for pollutants, such as dust and dust mites, bacteria, mold, pollen, pet dander, smoke fumes and more. Luckily, there is a way to save energy at home without compromising your indoor air quality.
That is way we offer an air exchanger. True to its name, this system exchanges stale and polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air. It is often used in conjunction with an air cleaner and is the ideal solution for whole-home ventilation.
How Do Air Exchangers Work?
Every air exchanger performs two jobs. First, it moves the stale air inside your home and pushes it outside. Then, it pumps fresh outdoor air into your home’s air ducts.
You might think it’s presumptuous to assume the outdoor air is always cleaner than your indoor air. Although the EPA says that indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air, air exchangers don’t operate under this assumption. As the outdoor air is pumped into your home, it passes through a filter that will catch airborne pollutants and allergens. This helps to ensure only clean, pollutant-free air enters your living space. For even more protection, many families use an air cleaner along with the air exchanger to remove even more contaminants. Plus, as the exchanger pushes stale indoor air outside, it also pushes out allergens present in your home’s air.
What Are the Benefits?
Air exchangers are valuable systems that offer a number of benefits, including:
- Properly ventilated air that alleviates allergy and asthma symptoms, protects indoor furniture and more.
- Humidity control. When you cook or take a hot shower, the hot air collects more moisture, which creates excess humidity. Proper ventilation helps keep humidity levels in the ideal 40-60% range.
- A viable air quality solution for colder environments. It’s not efficient to open the windows during a frigid Minnesota winter. Air exchangers allow families to live in safe, pollutant-free environments without sacrificing their comfort.
- Efficiency. We carry leading air exchangers that are able to minimize heat and cooling loss while protecting your indoor air quality.
Keep Your Air Fresh & Clean With Tonna Mechanical
Indoor air can make you feel lethargic, uncomfortable due to pollutants and allergens. With the right air exchanger, you can say goodbye to stuffy air and enjoy that fresh, filtered, outdoor air-feeling in the comfort of your own home.
To learn more about our air exchanger products or to schedule a free estimate for your home, contact us online or call Tonna Mechanical at 507-205-2873 today.