What is a fresh air ventilation system?
Fresh air ventilation systems are connected to an existing HVAC system and are used to circulate the air within a structure. Installing a fresh air ventilation system usually goes hand in hand with air sealing a home or business. After sealing off all drafts, cracks and gaps, a fresh air ventilation system is installed in order to circulate clean outside air into the structure. Fresh air ventilation is also important in buildings that have been insulated with spray foam. Spray foam naturally acts as an air seal and allowing the proper amount of air flow into the home or business keeps the environment healthy.
How does installing a fresh air ventilation system prevent COVID-19?
Proper ventilation plays an essential role in COVID-19 prevention in homes, schools, business, and any other establishment where gatherings occur. Allowing ventilated outside air into a structure minimizes the amount of airborne pollutants such as pollen, mold, dirt and viruses. Circulating air and letting a building breathe removes viruses from the air before they ever have the chance to land on any surfaces and spread.
Opening a screened window or door allows air circulation into a building, but may not be the best solution on a hot day when the air conditioning is running or on a cold day when the heater is on. Fresh air ventilation works with the HVAC system of a structure and allows fresh air intake all year long without affecting the temperature of the building.
What is the difference between fresh air ventilation, air filtration , and air purification?
While fresh air ventilation eliminates air pollutants and viruses by circulating fresh air into the structure, air filtration and purification can always be added to the HVAC system for enhanced health protection.
Fresh Air Ventilation brings in fresh air from outside and circulates it throughout the building with the use of the existing HVAC system.
Air Filtration which is installed with the current HVAC system blocks pollutant particles from entering the building by passing the air through fine media filters.
Air Purification is achieved by adding a UV light inside the HVAC system which eliminates and kills close to one hundred percent of airborne viruses, germs and molds from entering the structure.
Does my home need fresh air ventilation?
Oftentimes home or business owners are unaware of poor air quality within the building. A few tell tale signs that a structure needs fresh air ventilation include:
- The Building Smells Musty
- Mold Is Found Throughout The Structure
- Smells Of Cooking Are Present Hours After A Meal Is Made
- Large Amounts Of Dust Can Be Found Accumulating On Surfaces
- Condensation Build Up Is Found On Interior Surfaces Or Windows
- Inhabitants Experience Constant Coughing, Sneezing, Headaches, Runny Noses And Fatigue
Why choose Comfort 1st Insulation for a fresh air ventilation system installation?
Comfort 1st insulation offers a free consultation and estimate on the installation of fresh air ventilation systems which are an effective way in preventing the COVID-19 virus as well as any other air pollutants. Contact our company today and see how a fresh air ventilation system can improve your air quality and health today!