Hot weather is quickly approaching the Ocala area. To prepare for warmer weather, it’s important to be aware of all of the home ventilation options that can help with cooling while still maintaining your home’s energy efficiency.
One of the easiest ways to use home ventilation for cooling purposes is with natural ventilation. Simply open the windows in your home to create a cross breeze. This can be done by opening windows located across from one another or on opposite sides of a room. Because this method of ventilation is dependent on wind currents, homeowners may need to open different windows to take advantage of the breeze. Cross breezes can also be created with doors as well.
Fans are ideal for helping to circulate air throughout the home. By using ceiling fans in your home, residents feel cooler thanks to the wind chill effect, even without the use of air conditioning. Circulating air feels cooler on the skin, evaporating moisture quickly. Additionally, fans can be combined with natural ventilation to further increase the cooling effect. Because fans cool people, it’s important to turn fans off when leaving the room to maintain your home’s energy efficiency and reduce waste.
In order to provide ventilation to your entire home at once, consider a whole-house fan, which can pull in fresh air from the outdoors through open windows. The home is ventilated to the outside through exhaust outputs located in the home’s attic and roof. Whole-house fans are extremely successful at cooling a home, even on hot days.
To ensure proper function and safety, whole-house fans must be installed by HVAC professionals. Professional technicians should also measure to ensure the whole-house system being installed is properly sized for the needs of your home.
Learn more about proper home ventilation, as well as Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc.’s cooling solutions, or call us at 352-282-4763 to schedule an appointment for your Ocala area home.
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