When you think of indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Lake Forest makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—regardless of what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively refreshing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Lake Forest. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment.
By drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and produces 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.
Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.