When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the weather in Tucson may not make that seem probable 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 opening a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not practical year-round in Tucson. That’s where we can be thankful for the improvements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation.
Today’s ventilation systems run by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means 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.
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 climates in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have increased 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 Ambient Air know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 520-201-3871 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.