Many homeowners in Mount Pleasant, Texas, crack open a window when their homes need a little fresh air. Although this approach may create a nice breeze and air out your home, it’s not the best idea. For improved energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality, consider investing in a whole-home ventilation solution.
Less Wasted Energy
Whole-home ventilation wastes less energy than opening a window, especially if you choose an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Like other ventilators, an ERV exchanges stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. However, it captures the thermal energy from outgoing air and uses it to pre-condition incoming air. That way, the energy your HVAC system uses to treat outgoing air isn’t wasted, and it requires less energy to heat or cool incoming air.
Other ventilation options, such as bathroom exhaust fans or window units, only affect a single room or area. Your bathroom exhaust fan, for instance, can help remove the odor and humidity from your bathroom. But it won’t have any effect on the rest of your home.
In contrast, a whole-home solution like an energy recovery ventilator provides a consistent level of comfort throughout your entire house. A Bryant ERV will even pre-filter incoming air and reduce its humidity during the summer. As a result, it’ll help prevent poor indoor air quality.
Better Indoor Air Quality
The tight thermal seal on modern homes does wonders for your monthly heating and cooling costs. However, energy-saving insulation can have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Just as good insulation keeps outside air out, it also keeps indoor air in.
Studies show that indoor air can be even more polluted than outdoor air. A whole-home ventilator helps expel indoor air pollutants that might otherwise be trapped inside. Meanwhile, incoming air is filtered to remove outdoor pollutants, which is something that won’t happen if you rely on open windows for fresh air.
If you’re ready to improve your home’s indoor air quality, upgrade your existing HVAC system with a whole-home ventilation solution. Contact Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 903-285-6550 to learn more.
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