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Ventilating a Garage to Keep Your Customers from Getting Sick

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in: Building Performance, Residential Buildings

The odds are high that the indoor air quality is worse in a home with an attached garage than in a home without one. Just take a look at the photo here to see some of the potential sources of pollutants that can get into your home’s air. How many do you see?

Even without zooming in, I can spot five potential significant sources. The car is the biggest, of course. Every time it drives in or out, exhaust, including carbon monoxide, from the tailpipe enters the garage. On the left you can see a lawn mower and next to it a gasoline container. In the back is a gas water heater (in this case a direct vent type, which is a safer model than the standard natural draft type). To the left of the water heater are shelves full of various things, which may well include pesticides, fertilizers, and other stuff that fills the garage air with things you don’t want to breathe…

Ventilating the garage

There’s another thing you can do to keep that garage out of the house, too. Ventilate! With an exhaust fan in the garage, you can do two things to improve your indoor air quality. First, when the fan runs, it removes pollutants from the garage air and sends them outdoors…

Read more about how ventilating a Garage can keep your customers from getting sick here

 

Originally posted on IE3 Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency

Allison Bailes, III, PhD

Allison A. Bailes III, PhD of Decatur, Georgia, is the founder and owner of Energy Vanguard in Decatur, GA, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Also, check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.