When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Port Orchard 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 normally think about opening a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not realistic year-round in Port Orchard. That’s where we can thank the developments in technology that have left 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 work by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, but it also gets rid of 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). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read more about all that you can be doing to better 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 Air Masters Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 360-205-7115 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.