Good ventilation is important throughout your Grapevine, Texas, home to help ensure comfort and safety for you and your family. It can also reduce energy costs for homeowners. However, it is not practical to run your home’s ventilation system constantly. Follow these tips to know when it is important to run the ventilation and exhaust fans in your home.

After a Shower

Hot showers are great for your mind and body, but the humidity can cause damp areas and eventual biological growth in your home. Running your bathroom exhaust fan during your shower and for just 5-7 minutes afterward can reduce the humidity and airborne contaminants in your bathroom It will also reduce temperature control the moisture in your bathroom, removing the water vapor that fogs up your windows and mirrors, and clogs your HVAC’s air filters. By removing those particles from the air you can make your HVAC run more efficiently.

While Cooking

It is crucial to use your range hood while cooking. When food is cooked, ultra-fine airborne particles are created. This is a common cause of indoor air pollution, and can clog the air filter in your HVAC system. These particles can easily be removed from the air by running your kitchen ventilation while you cook, and for several minutes afterward. Good ventilation can also keep foul odors from creeping out of your kitchen, keeping it comfortable and healthy.

During Home Improvement Projects

Any time you work on home improvement projects, good ventilation is vital. Without good ventilation, dust from hammering and sanding or fumes from paint can pollute the air in your home, triggering health problems. Running the ventilation system throughout the duration of home improvement projects keeps these particulates out of your home’s air, and out of your air filter, which will keep your system running efficiently.

Need Help With Home Ventilation?

If you live in the Grapevine, Texas, area and you need help with selecting or installing a quality home ventilation system, call our technicians at North Tarrant Heating and Air at (817) 538-4700. Our qualified HVAC professionals would be happy to help you improve the air quality in your home.

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