When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the environment in Oxford may not make that seem probable 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 usually think about propping open a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not practical year-round in Oxford. That’s where we can be thankful for the improvements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that produces 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 getting rid of odors, chemicals and other pollutants 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.
Picking 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 almost 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 662-281-1231 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.