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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the weather in Drexel Hill may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not feasible year-round in Drexel Hill. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems run by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other pollutants 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.

Selecting a ventilation system is pretty 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 because of the weather 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 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 team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 610-257-7035 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.