Install balanced ventilation system to lower energy bills
As the insulation stops external weather conditions from entering the home and the internal atmosphere can’t exit, the inside air becomes contaminated and polluted due to various chemicals. Further, as the building residents inhale oxygen, they exhale carbon dioxide that polluted air within the building. The stale air from the washroom, baths, Kitchen, cleaning products, appliances, heating, and cooling systems also add their share to pollute the atmosphere of an insulated residential building. These scenarios lead to health issues, including asthma, allergies, respiratory issues, and other health-related problems. The solution to this is a well-designed and balanced ventilation system that can throw the stale, polluted air out of the house to have a fresh and healthy living environment for building residents.
Indoor Polluted Air:
Technology has provided us with numerous luxuries and amenities to make our life hassle-free; however, there are downsides as well. The famous Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has marked the presence of more than a thousand and a half hazardous compounds in homes and buildings. Mainly these are synthetic products that, over time, pollute the internal environment of a dwelling. These hazards can have adverse impacts on humans’ health, vitality, and productivity, resulting in sky towering medical bills to recover.
The EPA has published a list that indicates the top five environmental causes, including indoor polluted air in buildings. The statistics revealed that half of the illnesses and respiratory health-related disorders stem from bad indoor air quality and lack of proper ventilation system. The agency recommends adding a home fresh air ventilation system to reduce the impacts of polluted air.
Control Internal Environment:
A ventilation system ensures quality air for residents of homes, offices, hospitals, and buildings where humans live or work in any capacity. The ventilation improves the indoor atmosphere by controlling indoor humidity levels and eliminating harmful bacterial growth and contaminants. Here, traditional ventilation fans raise the heating cost in winter as the system will draw cool outside air into the building, causing thermal discomfort to residents. For example, suppose the temperature outside is under five degrees Celsius, and the internal building temperature is twenty-two degrees Celsius.
In that case, the ventilation fans will catch the cool outdoor air, which will abuse the indoor temperature. The cool outdoor air will rattle your teeth due to suddenly dropped temperatures. As a result, the heating system needs to increase its efficiency to compensate for the dropped temperature and make you feel comfortable. Modern ventilation systems work by recovering heat from the stale air and adding it back to the incoming fresh quality air. This reduces the heating cost of a building by large, especially during the winter season.
In short, any difference between indoor and outdoor temperature requires heaps of energy to keep the indoor space at human comfortable and acceptable conditions. It means that the greater the temperature difference, the greater the energy consumption. The extra heating or cooling capacity needed because of this is common as the outside air load, while the room load is referred to as heat that is gained or lost not by fresh air ventilation but by heat transferring through the building fabric, the walls, windows, etc. It can also be referred to as heat generated from inside space itself, like from electrical devices. The outside air load and room load determine how hard air conditioning or heating equipment needs to work in the summer or winter.
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