When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the climate in Long Island may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: 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 feasible year-round in Long Island. That’s where we can thank the developments in technology that have left 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 run by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, but it also removes 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 fairly easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs as a result of the weather in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels.
Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn 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 Airmax Long Island know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 631-737-5566 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.