When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Bloomfield may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation.
When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about propping open a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not realistic year-round in Bloomfield. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.
Today’s ventilation systems run by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it eliminates stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy.
Choosing a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two sorts of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels.
Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read more about all that you can be doing to increase your home’s indoor comfort, check out the other blogs we’ve written on indoor air quality. From dehumidifiers to air filtration and air purification, the team at Stanford Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 812-825-8695 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.