Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your West Palm Beach Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in West Palm Beach makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to 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—regardless of 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 picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in West Palm Beach. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of fresh spring 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 benefits of standard 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 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 heavily 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-582-3390 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.