When you think of indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in West Valley City makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—despite what it’s like outside.
Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in West Valley City. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment.
By tapping into 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 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 often in the muggy 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.