Your building’s ventilation system ensures you have a continuous supply of fresh outside air. The benefits of proper airflow are many, including maintaining comfortable temperature and humidity levels, but it also reduces the potential of fire and even explosions.
Basic Types of Ventilation
There is more than one type of ventilation system; the type required by your building depends on a variety of factors, including property size and structural design. Your building may use a single type of ventilation system or a combination of two or more systems to promote proper air circulation.
As the name suggests, mechanical ventilation uses mechanical equipment to promote proper air circulation in an enclosed space. It is used most often in spaces with insufficient natural airflow.
The equipment used to create a mechanical ventilation system includes ducts, fans, and vents. Most buildings and structures use some type of mechanical ventilation. For example, kitchens typically employ exhaust fans to help remove odors and moisture from the air.
Natural ventilation achieves air movement without the use of mechanical equipment. Interior spaces with doors, windows, and other openings that create sufficient airflow need little assistance from mechanical ventilation.
Task ventilation works the same way as mechanical ventilation but is focused on a specific area or space. It tends to be more expensive because it requires a thorough, extensive design.
The Benefits of a Proper Ventilation System
Good air quality is the main benefit of a well-maintained ventilation system tailored specifically to your property. Proper ventilation helps reduce pollution, dust, pollen, smoke, and carbon dioxide within interior spaces. It also eliminates odors, helps control temperature and humidity, and prevents stagnant air.
A properly functioning ventilation system protects your health by improving indoor air quality, as it removes harmful particles from the air you breathe. It may also protect against property damage – both the building and its contents – by reducing humidity.
With all your ventilation system does, proper maintenance is vital. Schedule regular cleanings and checkups to ensure the system remains in tip-top shape and discover potential problems early.
Repair or Replace
Over time, every ventilation system shows signs of wear and tear. Regular maintenance helps ensure you discover issues early, while they are still easy and relatively inexpensive to repair.
Eventually, though, you may need to replace the entire system. If it’s been a while since your system was inspected, call Northern Air. We’ll conduct an assessment of your ventilation system and recommend the best course of action.
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