Category Archives: Ventilation

Pros and Cons of a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Pros and Cons of a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Can a heat recovery ventilator solve the problem of keeping indoor air quality fresh and healthy? Today’s tightly sealed energy efficient homes include one drawback: lack of fresh air. This

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3 Winter Ventilation Options

3 Winter Ventilation Options

Closing up the house and turning on the furnace sure makes things cozy in winter — although sometimes it’s a little too cozy for comfort. The fact is, an airtight

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Your Home’s Kitchen Ventilation Options

Your Home's Kitchen Ventilation Options

You’re not just producing culinary masterpieces when you cook. You’re also introducing steam, smoke, airborne particles and odors into the home’s air. If you don’t have kitchen ventilation, you probably

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Best Ways to Prepare Your Vents for the Winter

Best Ways to Prepare Your Vents for the Winter

To keep away the cold of a Fort Wayne winter, your heating system needs to be as well prepared as it can be. Clean heat vents are part of that

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Bathroom Ventilation 101

Bathroom Ventilation 101 | Hartman Brothers

A lot of humidity gets added to your indoor air from daily activities like showering and bathing. If you don’t have adequate bathroom ventilation, that excess moisture creates a hospitable

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Ventilate Your Home by Opening Windows

Ventilate Your Home by Opening Windows

Without good ventilation, the Fort Wayne area’s humid springs and summers can get a little stifling. While your air conditioner can help, there’s a more budget-friendly way to get fresh

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Learn the Basics of Heat Recovery Ventilators

Learn the Basics of Heat Recovery Ventilators

Thoroughly insulating your home is a double-edged sword. As it helps you retain heat, it also retains moisture. As a result, you may encounter moisture-related problems such as structural damage

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Do You Know How to Properly Ventilate Your Bathroom?

Do You Know How to Properly Ventilate Your Bathroom?

Is your bathroom properly ventilated? Even if you’ve got an exhaust fan installed, you may be surprised to learn that your system still isn’t doing your home a lot of

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Understanding the Difference Between an ERV and HRV

Understanding the Difference Between an ERV and HRV

If you’re serious about ventilating your Fort Wayne area home, you’ll probably want to consider a balanced ventilation system. These systems – either a Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or an Heat

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Balanced Home Ventilation: Choosing Between HRVs & ERVs

Balanced Home Ventilation: Choosing Between HRVs & ERVs

Balanced home ventilation won’t happen by itself. Most houses today are tightly sealed to minimize air exchange with the outdoors and maximize energy efficiency. Simply installing spot exhaust fans or

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