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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the environment in Columbia may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: 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 conventional, it’s not realistic year-round in Columbia. That’s where we can be grateful for the advancements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems run by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages 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 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 sorts 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 environments in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to read 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 team at Watts Electric & A/C Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 601-736-7362 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.