HHI and HVI Announce Quick Guide To Ventilation and Filtration

Originally published: 08.23.13 by HVACR Business Staff

 

BOISE, ID – The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) have announced the release of The Quick Guide To Ventilation and Filtration, a concise two-page guide to health-promoting solutions for consumers. The color PDF is available for complimentary download from the HVI website and is flagged at the top of all HHI content pages.

The Quick Guide To Ventilation and Filtration explains Threats to Indoor Air Quality, Strategies to Improve Air Quality, and Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality via Controlled Ventilation Systems among other topics.

“Proper ventilation is a key component to maintaining healthful home air quality,” said Allen Rathey, president of the Healthy House Institute (HHI).  “We are pleased to share these authoritative health-enhancing ventilation tips from the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) and available on HVI.org.”

As explained in the guide, ventilation is “more than just air circulation between rooms… there must be an exchange of air between the indoors and the outdoors. The best and most efficient way to exchange the air in a house is to rely on a mechanical ventilation system.”

The guide also notes: “Filters capture airborne pollutants but they do not bring in fresh air, remove excess humidity, or create oxygen; therefore, they should not be relied on as a substitute for a mechanical ventilation system.”

The Quick Guide To Ventilation and Filtration further explains:

  • Threats to Indoor Air Quality including Dirt and Dust, Mold, VOCs, Formaldehyde, Asbestos, Lead, Moisture, Carbon Monoxide, and Radon.
  • Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality including (1) Source control, (2) Separation, (3) Source management, (4) Whole-house ventilation, and (5) Filtration combined with ventilation.
  • Two Types of Controlled Ventilation Systems: Spot Ventilation and General Ventilation.

“Finding the right solution to help ensure the healthfulness of indoor air is as simple as choosing products certified by the non-profit Home Ventilating Institute (HVI),” notes John Fox, HVI Chairman of the Board.

Download The Quick Guide To Ventilation and Filtration and find a list of certified home ventilation products at: www.hvi.org