When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the weather in Magnolia may not make that seem realistic 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 usually think about propping open a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not realistic year-round in Magnolia. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates 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 advantages of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, but it also gets rid of 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 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 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 discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn 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 pros at JTech Mechanical know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 281-231-8768 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.