When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Los Angeles makes this difficult during the harsher months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—no matter what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Los Angeles. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment.
By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and generates nicer feeling air. It’s a great way to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible without wasting energy.
There are two types of ventilation systems available: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Because of the climate, it's recommended that homes in most of the United States and all of Canada to use HRVs. ERVs are used most heavily in the muggy southern regions.
Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got many other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.