Is indoor air quality a concern in a stress-skin paneled house?
Stress-skin insulation has shown positive impacts on the quality, comfort and energy savings of structures, but also created the need for controlled ventilation. Many of today’s indoor airborne pollutants can be effectively controlled, actually increasing the comfort and livability of a structure. Mechanical ventilation has been proven effective in mitigating fumes from combustion appliances, radon, formaldehyde and even pollutants such as excess humidity and tobacco smoke. In order to remove the contaminated air, an exhaust system is essential. Typically, that exhausted air is replaced with fresh air from outside the structure.
There are several methods of accomplishing this, and you should consult a local heating and air conditioning contractor about the best system for your home.