Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Sylmar Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When 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 climate in Sylmar may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about cracking a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not realistic through the year in Sylmar. That’s where we can be thankful for the advancements in technology that have presented 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 run by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it eliminates stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Selecting a ventilation system is pretty 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 as a result of the environments in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out 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 American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 818-370-7266 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.