The weather has been beautiful here in the Haverhill, MA area and we’re spending more time outdoors, but we still spend almost 90% of our lives indoors. As we’ve talked about before, indoor air quality is very important to your health. One of the most important and often overlooked aspects when it comes to indoor air quality is ventilation.
When you think about home ventilation you probably think about opening a few windows and letting in some fresh air. This is a great way to ventilate, but as we know, that’s not always an option in our area. That’s where the team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone comes in. Advancements in technology can provide the same effects as having your windows open on the perfect spring day.
Air sealing techniques used in building today’s homes reduce air leakage so well that contaminants are actually sealed inside of your home. This could be anything from mold, mildew, pollen and even radon. A whole-home ventilation system works by drawing just the right amount of air from outdoors. This air will not only give you the benefit of nicer feeling air, it will also remove odors that may be lingering in your home. It does all of this while still being energy efficient.
There are two types of ventilation systems. The system used in our area are Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). These systems use two ventilation ducts. One carries cool, fresh air in, the other caries humid, stale air out. In warmer climates, such as the south, they use a system called Energy Recovery Ventilators (EVRs).
There are many options out there and ways to improve your indoor air quality, ventilation is just one piece of the puzzle. We want you to breathe easy about the air you’re breathing. The professionals at Climate Zone are always available to answer any questions you may have about improving your indoor air quality. Give us a call at (978) 872-1190 or use our handy online scheduler to book a no-obligation consultation.