Health hazards and costly heat repairs catch many homeowners by surprise during winter. Poor ventilation is among the causes of these issues. Poor ventilation does not only lead to uncomfortable indoor temperature but also harm you and your family’s health and property.
Here are the effects of poor ventilation in your home:
Low Oxygen Level
Poor ventilation can result in carbon dioxide buildup. As this gas accumulates, the oxygen level is reduced inside your home. If you experience breathing difficulty, fatigue, or a headache from time to time, you might have a low oxygen level due to poor ventilation. Call the experts to assess your home and recommend products to achieve proper ventilation.
This problem is common during winter due to the dramatic difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature. Without proper ventilation, moist build up (as you shower, cook, dry clothes, and breath) in your indoor air which can cause condensation around your windows and walls. Simply wiping the water spots won’t fix this problem; call your local HVAC company to provide your home with enough ventilation.
High humidity paired with poor ventilation results in mold growth around your walls, ceiling, floors, and even furniture. Its musty odor can cause health problems such as cold-like symptoms and allergic reactions. So if you have a family member who has asthma, it is not ideal for him/her to stay in an environment occupied by mold. To eliminate mold buildup and achieve improved ventilation, talk to the experts.
High-level moisture in your indoor air can wrinkle and peel off the paint around your walls. Besides the obvious damage, it can also lead to extra maintenance costs and health problems.
Bad smell can linger around if your home lacks enough ventilation. This happens because there is no air movement to help eliminate the odor out of your home. Not only does it smell unpleasant for you and your guests, but it can also cause danger to your health, especially if you constantly breathe in harmful chemicals. To avoid long-term health complications, be sure to ventilate your home this winter.
This winter, make sure your home acquires proper ventilation to protect you and your family against potential health risks. Here at All-A-Round Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, our team offers comprehensive solutions to any of your indoor air quality issues. We have ventilators and other IAQ products to protect your breathing space. So, if you experience any of the problems listed above, call us immediately.