A poorly vented attic in summer can reach extremely high temperatures – and so will the ceilings of the rooms below. Unwanted heat results in discomfort and high air conditioning bills.
When homeowners think about improving their home's comfort or the efficiency of their HVAC system, ventilation is usually not the first area that comes to mind. However, ventilation is vital to the health and comfort of any home. When your attic, crawl space, or basement aren't properly vented, your home will retain moisture and heat, making it uncomfortable.
Dr. Energy Saver specializes in a wide variety of home ventilation services, and we can help you keep your home healthy and comfortable. Call your local dealer today to get a home evaluation and a free estimate on any of our ventilation services!
Controlled ventilation helps ensure healthy indoor air quality in a house that has been air-sealed to make it "tighter" and more energy efficient.
Before you start upgrades on your home's HVAC and ventilation, it's important to understand what is happening in your home. Here are a few key areas of home ventilation:
For a home to have ideal indoor air quality and maintain efficiency and comfort, it's important that ventilation happens in the right areas. Here are three key spots to address for ventilation:
Attics: Hot air naturally rises, which is why your attic is the hottest space in the house in the summer. However, if this hot air can't escape the home, the living space under the attic will be uncomfortably warm. Attic fans are a smart addition for many homes, as they will forcibly exhaust hot air from the home, which is especially important if you have ducts for your air conditioning system in your attic.
Roof: Passive roof ventilation is another ventilation option for many homes. Soffit, ridge, and gable vents are the three main types of roof vents, and each will allow hot air to escape the home to maintain cooler temperatures. Your Dr. Energy Saver dealer can help you determine how much ventilation your home needs.
Crawl spaces: Unlike the top of the home, vents in the crawl space work against your home's air quality, efficiency, and comfort. Vents in the crawl space allow damp, humid air to enter the crawl space, where it will damage insulation and lead to mold growth. Encapsulating a crawl space eliminates these problems by bringing the crawl space into the building envelope and creating a dry, healthy space.
If you want to learn more on how to control ventilation and get the right ventilation solutions for your home, contact your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer today. We offer a variety of cooling systems will improve your home's air quality, comfort, and efficiency. Call today to schedule a home energy audit or an estimate on ventilation services!