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Why Indoor Air Quality is Important to You

Why Indoor Quality Is Important

Why Indoor Quality Is Important

Consider this, according to the EPA (epa.gov), indoor air quality is five times worse than outdoor air quality. Most homeowners know that indoor air quality is important, but not all recognize what contributes to poor indoor air quality, the potential effects and harm, and how to address these problems. Broan is here to help. For more than 80 years, Broan has led the industry with residential ventilation solutions that improve indoor air quality and provide healthier home environments.

Contributors to Poor Indoor Air Quality

  1. Moisture - Moisture that is not properly ventilated can cause mildew and mold formation, which can potentially lead to structural problems and health problems. Exhaust ventilation solutions from Broan remove humidity at the source to help maintain the optimal humidity balance of 40 to 60 percent.
     
  2. Cooking effluents - Cooking effluents from food preparation can infiltrate the whole house in minutes. Grease, oils and aromas settle permanently into carpets, furniture, clothing and other surfaces. Kitchen ventilation solutions help eliminate cooking effluents for a cleaner, more comfortable and healthier environment.
     
  3. Off-gassing - Off-gassing from construction materials, carpeting, adhesives and synthetic materials—as well as solvents from common household cleaners—can accumulate in tightly built homes. Look to Broan for continuous ventilation solutions that meet ASHRAE 62.2.
     
  4. Particulates -  Particulates from dust, allergens, pet dander, and more can contribute to poor indoor air quality up to 100 times dirtier than outside air. With a properly ventilated home, you create a more enjoyable, comfortable and healthier environment.
     

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Articles

Airborne Transmission

Airborne Transmission

How to Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality in the time of the Coronavirus   There's a lot of stuff floating around in the air in our homes. Allergens, dander, dust mites, VOCs, chemicals from our household cleaners, mold, bacteria and other particulates. Some of these are just part of life. Plants release pollen, moisture builds up during a shower, dogs and cats slough off dander, dust...

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What is a Sone and How Can You Improve Yours?

What is a Sone and How Can You Improve Yours?

What is a Sone and How Can You Improve Yours? By Pete Schrader Associate Product Manager Before I started working at Broan-NuTone®, exhaust ventilation crossed my mind exactly one time in 24 years. I was staying in a hotel, traveling for my previous job, and I went into the bathroom to take a shower. Much to my chagrin, as I flicked on the bathroom fan, there was no change in noise, no...

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5 Important Warning Signs

5 Important Warning Signs

5 Things to Watch for When Buying or Selling a House The house buying process puts you through hoops and obstacles of all shapes and sizes, but the home itself shouldn’t. Here are 5 important signs to personally check-off on before signing the dotted line. 1.    Investigate the roof over your head.  When looking for a potential new home it’s important to tak...

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P82W Humidity-Sensing Wall Control

P82W Humidity-Sensing Wall Control

Eliminate humidity, automatically Houses are built more tightly than ever before to maximize energy efficiency. That’s a good thing, but indoor air quality can suffer as a result. Unless mechanically ventilated, airborne pollutants and moisture stay trapped inside. Uncontrolled humidity inside can lead to unsightly mildew and foggy mirrors, but even slightly elevated humidity levels can ...

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Range Hood Style

Range Hood Style

What Range Hood Style Is Best For My Kitchen    The size and type of range is an important consideration when determining the type of range hood to install. For best capture performance, it is always best to match the width of the range hood to the width of your range or cooktop. This helps to ensure the cooking fumes will not escape...

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Latest News Releases

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Broan-NuTone offers a wide-variety of ENERGY STAR products including models with bright, efficient LED lighting that earned the ENERGY STAR 2020 Most Efficient status.

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Tools

CodeKey Specifier Tool

CodeKey Specifier Tool

With our CodeKey Specifier you can select and specify products in accordance with the latest codes and regulations. Use this tool to make your specification job easier.

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Range Hood Make-Up Air Damper Specifier

Range Hood Make-Up Air Damper Specifier

With our Make-Up Air Specifier tool you can specify equipment designed to provide for the home’s Make-Up air needs and designed to be compliant with the latest codes and regulations. Use this tool to make your specification job easier. As a rule of thumb most codes require make-up air at 400 CFM of range hood exhaust (HVI rating at 0.1” static pressure).

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Allowable Duct Length Calculator

Allowable Duct Length Calculator

This easy-to-use, flexible tool calculates maximum allowable duct length to hit a given delivered cfm airflow level based on basic inputs: CFM required, fan model, duct diameter, duct type (flex or rigid) and number of elbows.

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Central Vacuum Estimating Tool

Central Vacuum Estimating Tool

Our Central Vacuum Estimating Tool will help you to configure and estimate the price of a central vacuum system completely customized for your needs.

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Attic Ventilation Estimating Tool

Attic Ventilation Estimating Tool

Use this tool to estimate the ventilation needs for your attic and get a list of Broan attic ventilation product that will meet your needs.

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