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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Alice may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not practical through the year in Alice. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors propped 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 removing odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, it gets rid of 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). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the climates 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 talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn 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 Rescue Heating & Air know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 361-265-4371 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.