We’re spending more time at home these days, and ventilation couldn’t be more important! In this special podcast, Dave Jones, from Broan-NuTone, shares the three ways to properly ventilate your home and introduce clean air.
3 Ways to Bring Clean Air into Your Home
There are three ways to ventilate your home:
• Exhaust ventilation: These fans remove moist air and let fresh air enter the room
• Supply fans: These systems continuously provide fresh, filtered air inside the home
• Balanced air system: An energy recovery ventilator brings in clean, filtered outdoor air to replace stale indoor air exhausted from the home
Remember, air must go outside — not just into the attic. The ventilation system, whichever you choose, should go all the way to the outside, whether it’s through the roof or a wall.
Exhaust Fans: The Many Options for Cleaner Air
People aren’t just putting vent fans in bathrooms; these appliances are also appearing in closets, laundry rooms, home gyms and nurseries. A humidity-sensing exhaust fan is especially nice to have — it kicks on as soon as you need it.
Some exhaust fans are old, loud and make obnoxious noises the second you turn them on. Or they’re not properly sized for the room they’re in, so you still end up with mold and mildew.
You need a fan that fits the room and moves enough air to mitigate moisture buildup and prevent mold and mildew.
Broan-NuTone QuicKits are easy, room-side upgrades — just remove the fan motor, install the new motor, and you have a fan that’s much more powerful, quieter and you don’t even have to visit the attic to make the replacement!
Want to step up? The Broan Sensonic Speaker Ventilation Fan has a built-in stereo Bluetooth speaker. Listen to music or podcasts while getting ready for your day.
SurfaceShield, a bacteria, mold and mildew killing LED module, has been in the works for years, but comes at the right time, when health and clean air are top concerns. It combines powerful ventilation with an LED light that kills mold and mildew spores along with bacteria.
The Importance of a Range Hood in the Kitchen
Your kitchen is loaded with issues like cleaning chemicals, cooking odors and pet food, and you’re breathing in all of those things.
You know the pungent scent that fills the air after you’ve cleaned the kitchen? It’s not good that you’re smelling it!
If you cook a lot, it’s good to get rid of lingering carcinogens, moisture and odors, and there’s no better way to do that than with range hoods.
Now, most over-the-range microwaves just recirculate air throughout the kitchen, which makes them worthless. You need a properly sized range hood to really clean the air and get the job done.
What You Should Know About Whole-House Ventilation
Homeowners who are serious about their indoor air quality have increasingly turned toward whole-house ventilation systems for clean air.
Supply fans introduce continuous fresh air into the home, but they may not be the most efficient option for your household’s needs.
A balanced air system, on the other hand, includes an energy recovery unit that introduces fresh air into your home while you exhaust stale air.
So, it brings in as much fresh air as the stale air your ventilation system exhausts — and that is an efficient option for a healthy home.
- [1:16] Danny recalls his trip to the Broan factory
- [3:28] Tips for choosing a bathroom exhaust fan
- [5:27] Like to sing in the shower? The Broan-NuTone Sensonic Speaker Ventilation fan is just what you need.
- [9:07] How Broan-NuTone’s SurfaceShield, powered by Vital Vio, prevents mold and bacteria from growing in your room
- [12:03] People are putting ventilation fans in more than just bathrooms and kitchens
- [13:24] The latest kitchen trend: replace over-the-range microwaves with an efficient range hood
- [16:36] Danny and Dave talk about whole-house ventilation