Improving Your Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy Home
This course will cover types of ventilation, including natural ventilation, spot ventilation, and whole-house ventilation. It will include mechanical ventilation strategies, heat recovery, and exhaust-only systems, and will share the importance of local exhaust ducted to the outside for moisture and pollution control.
- Language: English
- Audience: Homeowners
- Sector: Residential
- Instruction Level: Introductory
Part of having a healthy home means ventilating, or exchanging indoor and outdoor air, throughout the home. As homes are built and retrofitted to be more energy-efficient and airtight, it is important to ensure proper ventilation. Without proper ventilation, the house will seal in harmful pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, and moisture that can damage a house.
Harmful pollutants, such as gases from combustion appliances (like stoves and fireplaces) can accumulate in a home that is poorly ventilated and threaten your health and safety. Excessive moisture in the home can also threaten your health and can lead to mold growth, ruin insulation, and even cause structural damage. Additionally, elevated levels of humidity can make cooling equipment work harder, leading to more costly energy bills.
In this 1.5-hour recorded webinar, attendees will learn about types of ventilation, including natural ventilation, spot ventilation, and whole-house ventilation. This course will cover mechanical ventilation strategies, including heat recovery and exhaust-only systems, and will share the importance of local exhaust ducted to the outside for moisture and pollution control.
Speaker: John Proctor, PE