Fresh Air Intake

The Environmental Protection Agency cites studies that indicate the average person can spend close to ninety percent of their time indoors and that the air in most homes and buildings can be more polluted than even the largest cities.

We all want fresh air to come into our homes. You might think that just opening the window, or the back door will do that.  Depending on where you live it could make indoor air quality worse.

If you have allergies or headaches, it may be a result of:

  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances.
  • Mold from excess indoor humidity from cooking, showering, and washing.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) from carpeting, furniture, mattresses, household cleaning products, disinfectants, etc.

Fresh air intake system benefits include:

  • Cleaner, fresher smelling home with less dust.
  • Helps prevent chemicals, pesticides, pollen, mold spores and other pollutants from entering home.
  • Reduces drafts from windows and doors as well as back-drafting.
  • Adds air to the home to replace air exhausted by clothes dryer, bathroom exhaust fans and range hood vent.

Key elements of your HVAC system are fresh air intakes which   improve indoor air quality by reducing musty indoor air and pressurizing your home to help keep contaminants out.

A conventional furnace is going to pump air out of your home whether you have a fresh air intake or not. The difference is where the replacement air will be drawn from. If you have a fresh air intake, the air is immediately replaced with fresh air from outside your home. Whereas a high-efficiency furnace has their own fresh air intake, so no air is drawn from inside your home.

Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning is the leader in heating, cooling, ventilation, and air quality products and services in the La Crosse area. We have been serving the Coulee Region for more than 80 years. Our technicians are highly and continually trained utilizing the most sophisticated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technologies and equipment. All of our service technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified—the largest non-profit certification organization that is governed, owned, operated, developed, and supported by the HVAC industry. At Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on amazing customer service. Contact us today.