Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your West Palm Beach Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in West Palm Beach makes this difficult during the harsher months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively uplifting on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in West Palm Beach. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors 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 advantages of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a good 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. Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 561-515-5527 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.