Home Ventilation: Choosing A Ventilation System

You may have moved into a new house and realized that it does not have the right kind of ventilation. So now you are faced with the task of choosing a new home ventilation system. If you have never had the need to choose a ventilation system this may seem a little bit daunting to you.

Before you settle on any ventilation system, it is important that you go through the tips outlined below.

  1. Subfloor Vs. Roof Ventilation

There are roof and subfloor ventilations, and before you go any further, you would want to determine which of the two you need. Roof ventilation works by providing cool or hot air depending on what you need. It mostly helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Subfloor ventilation, as the name suggests, focuses more on expelling damp air from the subfloor of a house.

If your problem is rotting wood in your subfloor, or an influx of termites, or a mold problem that you can’t seem to get rid of then the subfloor ventilation system would serve you better. If you are more concerned with improving the quality of air in your house then the roof ventilation would work for you. Do not just walk up to a store to choose the first one you come across, look for a store that sells both types as well as numerous brands. Then ask the attendant for help in choosing which brand would be best. If needed be, a representative could be sent to your house to assess the need for ventilation in person.

  1. Professional Installation Vs. DIY

There are some home ventilation systems that are simple enough to warrant you to install them yourself. However, it is advised that unless you are licensed or have the skills to do so, you should let a professional install the system for you. It might seem easy to you to install some vents here and there, but only a professional will know the importance of where to place a vent, the type of insulation would need as well as the right size of the vent. You are better off choosing a professional to handle this for you.

  1. Humidity

Did you know that the difference between a high-quality ventilation system and a subpar one lies in a small feature called humidity reduction? Poor quality ventilation systems lack this feature and even though they may work in expelling moist air, they may work too well and leave the air feeling extremely dry to the point that it could cause nosebleeds. Humidity reductions work to regulate the amount humidity in the air, leaving your home with just the right amount of moisture.

  1. Health

Did you know that you could go the extra mile by choosing a system that contains a medical grade filter? These filters work by removing dust, pollens, and other impurities from the air. So you will not only get fresh air but clean air that is free from pollutants too.