Why Ventilation Is Important

Modern homes have excellent insulation, so they’re more efficient and comfortable than older structures. Unfortunately, the same insulation can keep pollutants inside houses along with conditioned air. People spend most of their time indoors, and the air inside often contains more contaminants than the air outside. Adding ventilation can help. There are plenty of other reasons why ventilation is important for your Palm Desert, California, home.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Ventilation improves your indoor air quality by removing stale air that often contains dirt, dust, smoke, pollen, or pet dander. These pollutants can lead to asthma or allergy symptoms, sore throats, rashes, eye irritation, or other issues. Most ventilation systems replace polluted air with fresh, filtered air. They can also remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are in many commercial cleaners, air fresheners, and paints. They evaporate at room temperature, and they can cause dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and other health problems. Air filters can’t catch VOCs, but ventilation can remove air that contains them from your house.


An inexpensive exhaust fan in your kitchen can help you get rid of bad smells from burned food, as well as onions, raw fish, and other ingredients. It can also reduce colds and other illnesses by keeping bacteria, viruses, and contaminants from lingering in your home’s air. Since the air in your home will have less dust, you won’t need to vacuum or clean your furniture as often.

Energy Savings

With an energy recovery ventilator (ERV), you won’t waste energy when you remove stale air from your home. ERVs work like heat pumps, transferring heat instead of producing it. They can reduce wear on your HVAC system and extend its life.

All Knight Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has more than 35 years of HVAC experience, and we’re a Trane Comfort Specialist. We can help you with installing the best equipment to improve your indoor air quality, including ventilation systems. For outstanding service, call us anytime at (760) 772-4947.

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