Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Bakersfield Home and Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

When you picture indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Bakersfield makes this difficult during the harsher 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 positively uplifting on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Bakersfield. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of refreshing outdoor 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 traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a fantastic 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 frequently in the hotter southern regions.

Enhancing 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 Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.

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