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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the weather in Crestview may not make that seem possible 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 cracking a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not realistic throughout in Crestview. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have left 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 perks 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, 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 kinds 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 as a result of the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking 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 experts at Gordon Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 850-250-0335 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.