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The Forgotten "V" in HVAC

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The Forgotten “V” in HVAC 

You want to maintain a comfortable indoor environment throughout the year. To do so, you need to consider the V in HVAC: ventilation. Read on to learn about the importance of ventilation and how to improve it in your Cherry Creek, CO, home.

Why Ventilation is Important

Pollutants that build up inside our homes can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor pollution can be much greater than outdoor pollution. With Americans spending a majority of their time inside, that means we end up exposed to a lot of pollutants. Ventilation helps to get rid of them.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

There are a few ways you can improve the ventilation and indoor air quality in your home without having to sacrifice your comfort or wasting energy. You may be able to simply open windows to allow stale air to escape your home and fresh air to enter. But during extreme hot or cold weather, you won’t be able to open windows. That’s when you need other forms of ventilation.

Mechanical Ventilation

Another option is using mechanical ventilation. Exhaust fans are a type of mechanical ventilation you can use in high-humidity areas of your home like bathrooms and kitchens. These fans pull air and humidity out of the home.

Whole-House Ventilation

Whole-house ventilation with a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator may be an option worth considering. These systems bring fresh, preconditioned air from outside into your house without wasting any energy.

Now you know the basics when it comes to that V in HVAC. If you have more questions about ventilation or want to review your HVAC options, call us at Apple Aire Heating & Cooling today. We’re happy to help you maximize comfort and minimize energy costs throughout the year.

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