Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Huntsville Home and Indoor Air Quality

August 12, 2015

When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the weather in Huntsville may not make that seem possible during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not feasible year-round in Huntsville. That’s where we can be thankful for the advancements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems work 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 contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means 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.

Selecting a ventilation system is pretty 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 due to the weather in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out more about all that you can be doing to better 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 experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 256-801-4701 to take your home’s air quality to another level.