Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Dallas Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the climate in Dallas may not make that seem possible during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about propping open a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not practical year-round in Dallas. That’s where we can thank the advancements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have 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. Picking a ventilation system is pretty easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs as a result of the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost 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 learn more about all that you can be doing to improve 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 Tri County Air Care LLC know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 469-617-3437 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.