by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on October 2, 2015

3 Ways to Improve Home Ventilation for the Fall Season

Home ventilation systems remove bacteria and fumes from the air inside your home. On hot summer days, many people use an air conditioner to cool and clean the air. Most homes have different ventilation needs in the winter. An experienced HVAC technician can install fans and humidifiers to freshen the air inside your home.

Vancouver Home Ventilation ServicesRemove Moisture with a Bathroom Fan

In the past, bathroom fans were considered a luxury. Many people would open a window to remove steamy air. Opening a window in the winter is not a practical solution. Fortunately, an HVAC technician can install an exhaust fan in any home.

An extractor in the bathroom will remove moisture from the air and reduce the number of airborne bacteria. The excess moisture after a hot shower can lead to mold growth. Eventually, the excess moisture in the air will damage the walls and the mirrors.

Remove Fumes with a Kitchen Fan

Kitchen fans are a necessity. Your kitchen needs proper ventilation to prevent odors. In the summer, many people open windows to let in fresh air. During the colder months, eliminating kitchen fumes without an extractor causes breathing problems and allergies. Researchers have found a link between cooking fumes and lung cancer.

Add Moisture to the Air

Excess moisture is usually a problem in the summer. During the winter months, you might not get enough fresh air inside your home. If the air is dry inside your home, you are likely to suffer from dry skin and nosebleeds. Dry air can also cause headaches. An HVAC technician can install a humidifier to add moisture to the air inside your home. In addition to health problems, dry air can crack walls. Delaying repairing the cracks can cause problems with the foundation.

An HVAC technician can inspect the ducts inside your home. When your ventilation systems are working correctly, you can lower your utility bills and improve your overall health. Not addressing ventilation problems will eventually result in costly home repairs. A professional HVAC technician can advise you on what ventilation systems are best for your home.

Call Lambert Home Comfort today at (604) 734-0890 to get the proper ventilation that you deserve in your Vancouver home.

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