Have You Properly Ventilated All the Areas in Your Home?

January 6, 2019

Bad odors can linger in the Texas summer heat. If there are areas in your home that aren’t properly ventilated, this can lead to unpleasantness and discomfort for your family.

Why Ventilation Is Important

Ventilation is the primary component of an HVAC system. You spend a lot of time in your home, so the air should be free from pollutants and toxins. Sometimes, a bad odor can be a sign of a more serious problem. Mold grows when poor ventilation leads to high moisture levels on the walls and ceiling. Proper ventilation can improve the air quality in your home.

Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems (ERV)

If there are areas in your house that just seem to trap moisture and create breeding grounds for mold and mildew, try installing an Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) System. ERV systems suck moisture from the air already in your home and balance the moisture levels with the dry air coming into your home from outside. This system can be a lifesaver during those hot Texas months. The air in your home will become cooler and more relaxing as the ERV system transfers energy from the stagnant, stale air to the air outside. With an ERV system treating the humidified air, you can expect better functioning of your air conditioning and heating system.

Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems (HRV)

A Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV) is very similar to an ERV system in terms of the health benefits and comfort that it’ll bring to your home. However, an HRV doesn’t remove moisture from the air like an ERV. What an HRV can do is employ its dual-fan system to exchange the heat from the air inside your home with the fresh air outdoors. Adjust the fan speed during large gatherings to account for the body heat generated by the extra guests.

If you’re ready to install an ERV or HRV system in your Boling-Iago home, contact HVAC specialists at Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc..

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