Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Albany

Modern homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your utility bills. But that efficiency also seals your home, which is bad news for indoor air quality.

We spend most of our lives inside—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means pollutants can build up. The EPA says this can cause your home’s air quality to be two to five times worse than outdoor air.

With a whole-home ventilation system from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you can take out stale, contaminated air from your home. Then, the system replaces the musty air with fresh air from outdoors. Some models can help your home retain heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.

Get started by requesting a free comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the system that’s best for your home and climate in Albany. Plus, all our work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Why Home Ventilation is Important

Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or worsen persistent conditions like allergies or asthma.

There are a couple of pollution sources that impact the air your family breathes.

  1. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in common household products, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. High concentration can lead to respiratory sensitivity and headaches.
  2. Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the biggest frequent indoor pollution sources. They can worsen allergies and asthma.
  3. Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be deadly.

How Whole-Home Ventilation Works

House ventilation systems can remove pollution from the air in your rooms.

Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to introduce fresh air into the house—and expel stale air.

Plus, some systems from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning make the most of energy efficiency. This provides fresh airflow without excessive energy use.

Heat Recovery Ventilation

  • Transfers heat to condition incoming air
  • Best for cold locations

Energy Recovery Ventilation

  • Shifts moisture and heat to condition incoming air
  • Retains more humidity in the winter and decreases the level brought in during the summer
  • Recommended for humid areas

If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from having both kinds of systems.