This episode of REEL Remodeling is from Season 2 of Building Resilience; we're in the basement talking about IAQ—Indoor Air Quality—and getting air pollutants the #%@&! out of the living space.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is crucial for maintaining a healthy living space, and one of the pollutants that need to be addressed is carbon monoxide. This gas comes from atmospherically vented combustion appliances, which are commonly used for heating and hot water in homes. While these appliances are finely made, their atmospherically venting method of exhausting gas from the house is a major problem. Although technically legal, they are not recommended.
To improve IAQ, we need to ensure that appliances like these do not rely on atmospheric venting methods. Sealed combustion and direct venting are two methods that can be used instead. These methods ensure that the air used for fuel and exhaust is separate from the indoor air, which is essential for our lungs.
Overall, it is important to be aware of the impact of combustion appliances on IAQ and take steps to improve it, such as using sealed combustion and direct venting methods. By doing so, we can help to ensure a healthier living space for ourselves and our families.