Looking for the ‘V’ in Heating, Ventilation & A/C

When it comes to the acronym ‘Heating, Ventilation & A/C’, most people refer only to the ‘H’ (heating) & the ‘cooling system’ (air conditioning), and but the ‘V’ (ventilation) is pressing too – especially with new homes, which are built tighter than ever, then energy codes require higher levels of air sealing & blower door tests to verify air tightness.

And tight homes need mechanical ventilation, especially in bathrooms, but imagine stepping out of a nice warm shower, wiping the mirror with your towel in order to see yourself… Of course the warm steam produced the foggy mirror, but where does the excess moisture go? Without proper ventilation, it goes behind the walls, the tiles, & the floor, all of which can lead to mold & mildew.

Any Heating, Ventilation & A/C specialist worth his weight in salt understands the importance of proper ventilation fans that protect against the harmful effects of the mold & mildew! They understand that a fan does more than just remove steam, proper ventilation needs to be powerful enough to remove all of the steam. And if a bathroom is not located on an outside wall, an Heating, Ventilation & A/C business can definitely run ductwork to remove the moisture, but finally, an Heating, Ventilation & A/C specialist should offer a brief explanation of how long to run the bathroom fan in order to respectfully ventilate bathrooms, most people leave the fan on only while they’re still in the bathroom. But the best practice is to leave the fan on for up to an hour in order to respectfully ventilate the room. A ventilation expert should emphasize that by venting out the excess moisture, you are entirely contributing to your family’s health. And if you can’t rest the noise that the bathroom ventilator fan makes, for a few extra dollars, you can have a quiet bathroom ceiling fan installed.

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