When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Columbus may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation.
When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about cracking a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not feasible year-round in Columbus. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have presented 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 operate by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it removes stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy.
Choosing a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two sorts 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 because of the environments in those areas. ERVs are mostly 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 read 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 team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 614-451-0846 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.