Generally speaking, most San Antonio homeowners think comfort means having a good air-conditioning system. That’s true. However, the comfort an efficient A/C provides also depends on how the air is circulated, and that’s where ventilation enters the picture.
Think of ventilation as icing on the cake: Your A/C produces cooled air, and a whole-house ventilation system provides an equal exchange of exhaust and fresh air supply. The ventilation process is very efficient, because it takes a majority of the conditioned air that the A/C produces and recycles it in the supply process, so your home’s total efficiency gets a boost.
Here’s how the system works:
- A whole-house ventilation system has a sensor that monitors temperature and humidity levels and adjusts the system’s functions to supply a comfortable balance of dehumidified air that’s just the right temperature for your home.
- The supply intake is controlled through motorized dampers, allowing the intake vent to respond to the main controls and supply a fine-tuned response to your home’s needs.
- Some units feature a timer that allows 24-hour control so you can choose when to use the system.
- Most whole-house systems combine with your air handler and are installed on the return side of a forced-air system.
Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) go a step further than whole-house systems to provide optimal humidity control. ERVs recover cooled air within the home before exhausting it, but they have technology that allows them to remove a significant amount of moisture as well.
The benefits of whole-house ventilation systems extend beyond saving money, although this benefit alone might persuade you to install one. Its continual supply of fresh air and its ability to exhaust old, stale air gives your home that fresh-air feeling without opening windows. And ventilation enhances humidity control, a concern for San Antonio residents. The comfort that ventilation systems extend to homeowners is one of their primary features, one you’re certain to enjoy.
Considering enhancing your home’s comfort with a whole-house ventilation system? The experts at Jon Wayne would be happy to help you select a system that works for your home. Contact us anytime.
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