Fresh air is hard to come by with most of us spending the majority of our time inside. On average, only seven percent of our time is spent outdoors. We live about 87 percent of our lives indoors according to the EPA. And we spend an additional six percent of our lives in vehicles. Learn more about the importance of indoor ventilation from our industry experts.
What are Ventilation Guidelines?
In residential homes, terms such as air change rate or air changes per hour indicate how often inside air is replaced or re-circulated with outside air. Air change rates range from 0.4 to 1.5 air changes per hour depending on how tightly the house is sealed.
What Does This Really Mean?
Homes naturally have cracks and crevices that allow small amounts of outside air in. The simple solution is to open the windows in your home on a warm, sunny day. But for most of us, it’s either too hot or too cold to keep the windows open year-round.
For homeowners, we recommend installing a filtration system depending on where you live and your health concerns. Outside air is full of pollen, dust, moisture and other contaminants which ultimately decrease indoor air quality. Call the professionals at JMD Corporation/Jackson Heating and Air today.