If the air in your house seems stale, it’s likely due to a lack of fresh air getting into your home.
In our energy-conscious times, most homes have weather stripping around doors and windows, caulking around frames, and insulation in attics and inside walls. All these measures work to reduce draftiness and heat loss; they make homes more energy efficient, but it also means that the same air is being circulated repeatedly. Re-circulating stale air can redistribute allergens, molds, viruses and bacteria, as well as carbon dioxide.
What you can do:
Install an air exchanger
, an add-on to your home’s heating and cooling system that brings oxygen-rich fresh air into your house and ventilates stale air outdoors. Stale, polluted air is constantly replaced with an equal quantity of fresh, clean air.
Ask your Contractor
Would I benefit from installing an air exchanger?