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Energy-efficient homes in Champaign, IL have air-tight seals to prevent energy leaks. Sealed homes help homeowners save money, but they also prevent adequate ventilation. Ventilating your home improves indoor air quality and preserves the well-being of your family. Ventilators also help to dispel excessive moisture in indoor air.

Prevent Indoor Air Pollution

Insufficient ventilation allows all manner of toxic contaminants to collect indoors. Many people spend up to 90 percent of their time inside. The EPA has declared that indoor air can be 10 times dirtier than outdoor air. Meanwhile, the average family generates indoor air pollution by the day. Mechanical ventilation can keep indoor air healthy and free of particles that cause allergic reactions and microbes that cause illness. It can also rid your home of fumes from cleaning agents, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and second-hand smoke.

Reduce Excessive Moisture in Indoor Air

Excessive moisture generated by bathing, cooking, and other daily activities can cause air quality problems in your home. It can encourage the growth of dust mites, mold, bacteria, mildew, insects, and dry rot. If moisture isn’t controlled over time, it can make wallpaper peel and cause structural damage to wooden supports.

Can I Ventilate My Home Without Losing Energy?

Whole-house ventilation systems replace stale, stuffy indoor air with fresh, clean, outdoor air. Some of these mechanical ventilation systems even freshen indoor air without sacrificing energy.

What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Energy recovery ventilators use the heat and coolness of outgoing stale air to heat and cool fresh incoming air. The Trane FreshEffects energy recovery ventilator is a whole-house solution to indoor air pollution. The FreshEffects ventilator reduces the concentration of disease-causing microbial agents. It dissipates allergens, odors, gasses, fumes, second-hand smoke, and chemical vapors.

At Mattex Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we’re committed to helping your family enjoy a healthy indoor environment. Visit us online or call us at (217) 355-9700 to learn more about improving indoor air quality in your Champaign, IL home.