As structures are being built tighter and tighter for energy efficiency, indoor air quality is becoming more and more of an issue. Levels of pollutants such as carbon dioxide are rising. Air is becoming stagnant which can lead to the spread of illness, allergies and headaches. Proper ventilation, bringing fresh air into buildings, is becoming critical for both the health of the inhabitants and the structure itself. At Pacific Air Comfort, our design staff has the knowledge and understanding of the intricacies and importance of ventilation. We will design a ventilation system, keeping the ducting to a minimum yet is efficient and provides healthy indoor air. A properly designed ventilation system will not only bring fresh air into your structure but can also help reduce overall heating and cooling costs. With residential applications we install Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV). An HRV removes the heat from air being expelled from your home then adds that heat to fresh air coming into your home during the winter months. In commercial applications, this same thing can be accomplished with a Make-Up Air Unit (MAU).
One area of ventilation that is often overlooked is attic ventilation. Venting in soffits, gable ends and at roof ridges is often inadequate and attic temperatures soar helping to drive up cooling costs. Pacific Air Comfort is now an authorized dealer for Attic Breeze Solar Powered Ventilation. Attic Breeze is made in the U.S.A., available in a variety of sizes to meet all applications and in a variety of colors in all metal construction. Currently there are Federal Tax Credits available for the Attic Breeze Solar Powered Ventilation. For more information please go to www.atticbreeze.net .
If you are concerned about the ventilation in an existing building or want to ensure your new building will be properly and efficiently ventilated, please contact us at one of our three offices.