Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood may not make that seem possible 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 typically think about propping open a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not practical through the year in Cottonwood . That’s where we can thank the advancements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems work by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, it 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 pretty easy as there are two types 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 mostly 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 experts at Connolly Electric & Mechanical know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 928-244-8840 to take your home’s air quality to another level.