What is ventilation necessary?
Ventilation is extremely important in both commercial and residential buildings. In fact, according to the EPA, indoor air quality has a higher percentage of pollutants and allergens than outdoor air. Why? Outdoor air travels into a building and essentially gets trapped. Without a place to go, the pollutants and allergens build up inside a building, reducing air quality. Using a ventilation system solves this problem. Fresh air is transferred through the building from an HVAC unit, and old air is removed outside via an exhaust fan.
Why do I need to ventilate my attic?
The attic is an key area of the home. However, since most homeowners don’t live in their attic, they don’t understand why it is important to ventilate the attic. In the summertime, your roof is absorbing hot air and transferring it into the attic. Without ventilation, two things happen. The hot air stagnates, adding pressure to your roof, and it sinks down through the attic to spread throughout your house, increasing your energy bill. By adding a ventilation system like an exhaust fan into your attic, you help prevent stale, stagnant air from building up in your attic.
How do I find a good ventilation contractor?
Start your search by browsing through Magic Yellow’s listings. Try to narrow your choices down to two or three, since the more options you have, the harder it is to make a decision. Have the three contractors give you a quote and make your choice based on their estimates. Remember, professionalism and quality beat the cheapest price. You should only choose licensed and insured contractors who are willing to back up their work.