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 Odessa makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—regardless of what it’s like outside.
Ventilation requires more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely uplifting on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Odessa. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of fresh spring air 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 creates 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 humid southern regions.
Increasing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.