HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Ventilation is the oft-overlooked member of that trio. Nevertheless, it's absolutely crucial to a healthy home environment and efficient heating and cooling. This point becomes even more important since modern construction techniques lead to sealed houses that are very efficient but also much more prone to inadequate ventilation.

 

Indoor Air Quality


Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important factor. At Dave Broussard A/C & Heating, we have more than a decade of experience helping homeowners in Broussard, Louisiana, maintain the best possible air quality. What you may not realize is that an inadequately ventilated house can actually have higher concentration levels of pollutants than outside air. Proper ventilation ensures an influx of fresh air that lowers pollution in an energy-efficient way.

 

 

Moisture


Another important aspect of ventilation is that it helps to avoid condensation. Excess moisture is problematic in a house for a number of reasons. It can lead to mold, which can greatly affect indoor air quality even before you can smell or see it. Moisture can exacerbate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Condensation can also cause your wood surfaces and furniture to degrade faster. Ventilation isn’t the only way to deal with moisture, but it's the first line of defense in a healthy home.

 

 

Deodorization


Ensuring a steady flow of fresh air is very important for maintaining an odor-free residence. A house that's well-ventilated won’t have moisture problems. A home that's also dusted and vacuumed regularly generally won’t have the smells that people often try to disguise with artificial air fresheners.

 

 

Evenness of Heating and Cooling


Your ventilation system is also crucial to your heating and cooling because it distributes the conditioned air throughout the house. If the ventilation is inadequate, then you're more likely to experience areas that are hotter or cooler than the rest.

 

 

Improve Your Home Ventilation


Dave Broussard A/C & Heating_name in Broussard, LA, installs, repairs, and maintains all manner of heating and cooling equipment. We also specialize in the big picture of your home’s indoor air quality. Call us today to schedule an appointment.