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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Long Beach may not make that seem realistic 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 practical throughout in Long Beach. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.

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

Choosing a ventilation system is fairly easy as there are two sorts 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 due to the weather in those areas. ERVs are mostly 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 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 YES R&M Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 562-286-6624 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.