When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Lake Worth may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation.
When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not practical year-round in Lake Worth. That’s where we can be grateful for the advancements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation.
Today’s ventilation systems operate by pulling 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 provides you with nicer feeling air, but it also removes 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 kinds 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 as a result of the environments in those areas. ERVs are nearly 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 find out 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 Smyth Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 561-533-6066 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.