As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the importance of introducing fresh air into your home. Fresh air doesn’t just eliminate domestic pollutants such as spores and mold: it also reduces odors and tobacco pollution. This enhances your comfort while also benefiting your health. But how much fresh air do you need to keep your home comfortable? Our residential HVAC services experts at A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing weigh in below.
Ventilate Before 10 AM Or After 9 PM
There are certain times when outdoor air is actually less polluted, so make sure you open your windows to maximize ventilation before 10 AM or after 9 PM, unless your windows face the street. According to studies, indoor air can sometimes actually be more polluted than outdoor air, , so you don’t need to worry as much about air pollution outside when you’re ventilating at certain times.
Open Your Window for 15 Minutes
Fifteen minutes may not sound like much, but it’s actually plenty of time to ventilate any room in your home while still keeping it cooled. Most professional HVAC installation contractors also recommend prioritizing windows in bathrooms and kitchens, as well as bedrooms. Doing so will cool the indoor air for a few minutes before heat returns to the room again.
Install an HRV
If you want to have a continuous supply of fresh air inside your home, consider installing a complete heat recovery ventilation system (HRV).
this consists of a heat exchanger inside a cabinet and two blowers, one incoming and one outgoing. It has its own duct system that draws in stale indoor air–usually from bathrooms and the kitchen. The incoming ducts for fresh air often lead to the living room or hallway.
With this system, you’ll increase your efficiency rate and save up to 75 percent of energy consumption. This is especially useful during the summer since the cold, stale outgoing air pre-cools the incoming hot, fresh outdoor air.
If you’re thinking about installing an HRV or just need a professional for air conditioning repair services, trust only one company to get the job done: A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Call us at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our online form to get started today! We serve Wall, Freehold, and surrounding areas in NJ.