When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the weather in Hodgenville may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation.
When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about cracking a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not feasible year-round in Hodgenville. That’s where we can be thankful for the improvements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation.
Today’s ventilation systems work by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, but it also eliminates stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy.
Picking a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs as a result of the climates in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels.
Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read more about all that you can be doing to improve 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 pros at Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 270-358-3167 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.