The Importance of Proper Ventilation of Your Home

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As a Greater St. Louis homeowner you should be aware of how very important it is that your home is properly ventilated. One of the problem RRSA St. Louis runs into as home ventilation specialists is when homeowners don’t realize how poor the air quality of their home is until someone in the family gets sick.

Ventilation is needed to provide oxygen for metabolism and to dilute metabolic pollutants (carbon dioxide and odor). It is also used to assist in maintaining good indoor air quality by diluting and removing other pollutants emitted within a space but should not be used as a substitute for proper source control of pollutants. Ventilation is additionally used for cooling and (particularly in dwellings) to provide oxygen to combustion appliances. Good ventilation is a major contributor to the health and comfort of your family.

There are several reasons that ventilation is more important today than it was long ago. For one thing, houses 100 years ago were really leaky. Usually, they didn’t have insulation in the walls, so fresh air could pretty easily enter through all the gaps, cracks, and holes in the building envelope.

Also, the building materials used 100 years ago were mostly natural products that didn’t result in significant off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, flame retardants, and other chemicals that are so prevalent in today’s building materials, furnishings, and other stuff.

Poor ventilation is not something to take lightly. Not only does your family’s health suffer due to poor ventilation, your energy cost are far more than they would be if your home were ventilated correctly.

RRSA St. Louis is the preferred home ventilation specialist in the Greater St. Louis area. We offer FREE home inspections. Call us today to set up an appointment and let us take a look at your home’s ventilation to see if everything is as is should be.

636-542-4816
Serving Greater St. Louis, Chesterfield, St. Charles, O’Fallon