Saturday 05.13 2017

What is that smell?

Have you ever walked into a building or home and felt like you’re walking into a cloud? It could be a cloud of pet odor, strong food, maybe smoke, mold or mildew, or just a stale smell?

Of course you have, we all have!  Some of us have even walked into our own homes and noticed a not-so-fresh odor. It doesn’t mean the house isn’t clean, it just means that daily odors are trapped—and they need a way out!

Today’s homes are more efficient. This is good, but…

In our quest to be energy efficient (and we should be), we’ve created buildings and homes that keep heat in over the winter, and keep our homes cool in the summer. This is great for our energy consumption, but doesn’t allow daily odors to escape.

Traditional heating and cooling systems are simply recycling stale air—with airborne odors—throughout the entire house. Without replacing the stale air with fresh air, the odors stick around—or worse, they intensify.

Let’s get fresh!

The good news is that you don’t have to stand for (or breath) stale air. If you’re dealing with slight, moderate, or even down right offensive odors, it might be time to install a whole-house ventilation system. Here’s how a good ventilation system helps:

  • Removes household contaminants.
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the concentration of pollutants inside your home can be up to 10 times greater than outside! A whole-house ventilation system can help extract pollutants such as formaldehyde, radon, smoke and other volatile organic compounds and replace those with fresh and clean air.
  • Eliminate food odors.
    Fish, garlic, spices…they may taste great at the time but they can leave a lingering, unpleasant odor that sticks around! In order to remove the smell, you need to remove and replace the air. A whole-house ventilation system allows you to quickly and efficiently replace the odor with fresh air.
  • Control energy consumption.
    Without a whole-house ventilation system, you may resort to propping open windows and doors throughout your entire home to clear the air. While this might work when the temperature is a comfortable 75 outside, at just about any other time you’re losing a lot of money on heating or cooling loss. A whole-house system lets you keep the cool or warm temperature in your home, while pulling in freshness!

Learn More About Whole-Home Ventilation Systems

At TJ’s, we are a certified dealer of Aprilaire Whole-Home Ventilation Systems. To learn more, contact us today or watch this short video on how these systems can help improve your family’s health and comfort:

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