When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the environment in Monroe may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation.
When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about opening a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not feasible year-round in Monroe. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.
Today’s ventilation systems work by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, but it also eliminates 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 due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal humidity levels.
Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing 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 Lanz Furnace and Fireplace know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 608-291-3606 to take your home’s air quality to another level.