When you think of indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Tuscaloosa makes this difficult during the harsher months. But do you have to 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 premium—no matter what it’s like outside.
Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely uplifting on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Tuscaloosa. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment.
By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and creates nicer feeling air. It’s a fantastic 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 often in the humid southern regions.
Increasing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got many other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.