Ventilating Fans Offer a Great Boost to Your Peachtree City Home’s Comfort

Ventilating Fans Offer a Great Boost to Your Peachtree City Home’s Comfort

Ventilating Fans Offer a Great Boost to Your Peachtree City Home's ComfortModern homes are typically well insulated and practically airtight. While keeping your home sealed up is good for your energy bills, it can cause problems with the air you breathe. The air becomes stale, humidity builds up, and contaminants such as bacteria and mold spores circulate continuously through the heating and cooling systems. This leads to health problems as well as damage inside your home. You can put an end to problems with stale, contaminated air by installing ventilating fans.

Ventilating or exhaust fans help alleviate problems that are caused by indoor pollution or extremely high (or low) humidity, including:

  • Cracked or peeling paint.
  • Furniture damage such as cracks, warping and rot caused by high humidity.
  • Growth of fungus, mold and mildew.
  • Pollution-induced health problems such as breathing disorders, nose bleeds, headaches and skin rashes.

Ventilating fans draw out air that contains allergens and harmful substances such as smoke, dust mites, asbestos, paint fumes, pesticides, gases, pet dander and lead dust. Fans also reduce bathroom and kitchen odors and moisture-saturated air. The result is cleaner, fresher-smelling air inside your home.

Here are some of the types of ventilating fans to consider for your home:

  • Ceiling-mounted fans move contaminated air through ductwork and out through an exterior vent on the roof.
  • Wall-mounted fans release air directly through an exterior wall. They don’t require ducts.
  • Inline fans are used where there isn’t space for a ceiling-mounted fan. They use existing ducts to move air out of the home. Inline fans are much quieter than ceiling-mounted fans.
  • Kitchen range exhaust fans are mounted in a range hood to control cooking odors, smoke and humidity.

Contact a trusted heating and air conditioning contractor to discuss ventilating fans for your home. He or she can help you decide on the type and size of fan best for your home. Peachtree City area residents can contact Powers Heating & Air for more information, serving Fayette and Coweta counties since 2001.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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