Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Abilene 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 all the time. Of course, the climate in Abilene may not make that seem realistic 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 typically think about cracking a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not feasible year-round in Abilene. That’s where we can be grateful for the advancements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems run by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other contaminants 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.

Picking a ventilation system is fairly easy as there are two kinds of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Nearly all 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 increased 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 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 pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 325-200-4667 to take your home’s air quality to another level.

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