Control Indoor Pollution with a Whole-Home Ventilation System in Austin

Current homes are more energy efficient, which is good news for your heating and cooling bills. But that efficiency also seals your home, which is bad news for indoor air quality.

We spend most of our lives inside—up to 90 percent, according to an EPA study. And having an airtight home means pollutants can accumulate. The EPA says this can make your home’s air quality two to five times worse than outdoor air.

With a whole-home ventilation system from Strand Brothers Service Experts, you can expel musty, polluted air from your home. Then, the system trades the musty air with clean air from outdoors. Some systems can help your home keep heat and moisture in the winter and expel more of it in the summer.

Get started by requesting a free comfort analysis. Our Experts can recommend the unit that’s best for your home and climate in Austin. Plus, all our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Why Home Ventilation is Important

Having poor indoor air quality can make you sick or worsen persistent issues like allergies or asthma.

There are several pollution sources that alter the air your family breathes.

  1. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals are found in common household items, like furniture, flooring, paint and cleaning products. Increased concentration can lead to respiratory inflammation and headaches.
  2. Dust, mold and pet dander. These are the largest common indoor pollution sources. They can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
  3. Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is made by insufficient combustion in a natural gas appliance. CO poisoning causes flu-like symptoms and can be deadly.

How Whole-Home Ventilation Works

House ventilation systems can get rid of pollution from the air in your rooms.

Balanced ventilation uses exhaust fans to introduce fresh air into the house—and get rid of stale air.

Plus, some systems from Strand Brothers Service Experts maximize energy efficiency. This delivers fresh airflow without excessive energy expenditure.

Heat Recovery Ventilation

  • Shifts heat to condition incoming air
  • Recommended for cold climates

Energy Recovery Ventilation

  • Moves moisture and heat to condition incoming air
  • Holds on to more humidity in the winter and limits the total imported during the summer
  • Recommended for hot locations

If you live in the Midwest, your home can benefit from adding both kinds of units.