When the temperature drops outside many homeowners attempt to seal up their houses as tightly as possible. The reasoning for this is the idea that doing so will keep more of the heat that you pay for inside your home, making the home heating process more efficient. However, there are many reasons why this may not be the best way to go about boosting efficiency. It is important to maintain good indoor air quality throughout the winter in Dallas, and cutting off ventilation is one way to reduce air quality quickly.
At A#1 Air we understand that you will not want to open up the windows in your home during the winter months. It may be a great source of ventilation, but it sure won’t do you any favors on your heating bills. You can, though, make use of such existing ventilation options as the fans in your bathrooms or even the exhaust fan in your kitchen. These fans will vent directly outside, helping to keep air flow moving throughout your home. Sealing up your home entirely during the winter months leads to stuffy, stale air. Do not sacrifice comfort for efficiency.
Caring for the air duct system that distributes conditioned air throughout your home is another important step in keeping your home properly ventilated throughout the heating season. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure that air from your ventilators is being efficiently distributed throughout your entire home to keep the air fresh and pure. Gaps or tears in your ductwork make this much more difficult to maintain. If your existing ductwork was poorly designed or is extensively damaged you may want to consider the replacement of that ductwork. Contact an expert member of our team today to have your air ducts professionally evaluated.
Do not allow your indoor air quality to suffer this heating season in an attempt to keep your home efficient. Remember that proper ventilation is necessary to keep your Dallas home as comfortable as possible. If you have any further questions about ways in which you can maintain proper ventilation in your home this heating season, contact A#1 Air today.