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All that bathroom moisture from running water in sinks, flushing, and long showers can wreak havoc on your home. It sets up the perfect conditions for mildew and mold, which can damage wood framing and drywall. What's more, it can increase the overall humidity level throughout your house, making you feel uncomfortable. To avoid home humidity problems, be sure to learn more about proper bathroom ventilation.

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Proper Garage VentilationProper garage ventilation is important not only for the garage environment itself, but also for the home it’s attached to. A garage is typically a source of unhealthy fumes and unpleasant odors. These include poisonous carbon monoxide emitted by vehicles that enter the garage, fuel fumes from lawn mowers and other powered equipment, and vapors including toxic volatile organic compounds released by various paint and solvents often stored there.

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3 Winter Ventilation OptionsClosing 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 home can be downright stuffy. Flinging open a window to get some fresh air may seem counter-intuitive. With the furnace on, aren't we wasting money, letting warm air out and cold air in? Yes, if you leave the window open for long, or open it too wide, that might be the case. But once the furnace cycles off, it really won't hurt to crack a window now and then to let in some fresh air, and let some of the stale air out.

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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 good. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to evaluate your existing bathroom ventilation and make the necessary improvements to protect your home's building components and your family's health. Read on to learn about proper bathroom ventilation.

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Tips to Help You Spot an Indoor Humidity ProblemWith higher outdoor temperatures and increased moisture, indoor humidity issues are generally a summertime problem. Though, with many Fort Wayne area homes sealed up tight to save energy and enhance comfort, an indoor humidity problem can be a year-round nuisance that traps moisture inside.

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Where Should Your Tankless Water Heater Go?The small size of tankless water heaters allow them to fit just about anywhere in your home. You could mount your tankless water heater in a closet, under a sink, or in a storage area or hang it in the corner of your garage. Some of these locations aren't practical, however, due to the installation and operation requirements of your tankless unit. Keep reading to gain insight into where your HVAC contractor should install your new tankless system.

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Understanding the Difference Between an ERV and HRVIf 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 Recovery Ventilator (HRV) – aggressively exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. While doing so, they also exchange heat energy in the two parallel airstreams to minimize the amount of conditioned air that gets exhausted from the home. So what's the difference between an ERV and HRV?

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Consider These Cooling Solutions for Your Attic RemodelMany homeowners wanting to create more space out of an existing home look toward the attic. It's not serving any other purpose, so why not turn it into a bedroom or office? One of the main considerations when undertaking such a project will be figuring out how to keep the attic cool. Attics get very hot during the summer as a result of the confined upper space and direct sunlight on the roof above. Following are some cooling solutions for your attic remodel, and the first two should work in tandem with other cooling options.

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Balanced Home Ventilation: Choosing Between HRVs & ERVsBalanced 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 opening a window here and there doesn’t get the job done. For optimum cooling and heating performance and efficiency, interior living spaces should always be in a state of neutral air balance. A heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, or its close cousin the energy recovery ventilator (ERV), ensures balanced home ventilation and preserves indoor temperatures and air quality. Let's look at how these two systems are similar and different.

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Keep Cool With Home Ventilation Options in Fort WayneThe weather is warming, and many Fort Wayne homeowners are looking for ways to beat the stuffy summer heat. While air conditioning, ceiling fans and proper humidity control play a large part in keeping your home comfortable, you shouldn't overlook home ventilation. Ventilation can be one of the biggest factors in keeping your home cool and your indoor air quality high.

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Thinking of Buying a Whole Home Ventilation System? Tips for Finding the Best for Your HomeAn airtight home will help you save money on energy, but it could also diminish the quality of your indoor air as not enough fresh air can get inside to replace the stuffy, dirty air that accumulates, especially during the winter. One way to combat this is to install a whole home ventilation system. A good ventilation system will be quiet, and should run continuously and automatically. You do not want your whole home ventilation system to raise utility bills significantly, or be noisy or drafty.

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