There isn’t any exchange of indoor air for fresh outdoor air, so you just cycle the same treated air through your house day after day.
If you’re anything like me you really enjoy getting out into nature and experiencing all of the beauty that it has to offer. I’m not only talking about looking around and seeing the gorgeous trees and rocks all around. I’m talking about enjoying it with all of your senses. Obviously the sounds of nature are extremely calming and peaceful, such as rainfall or a babbling brook. But we should also talk about the feel and smell of the air when you’re in The Great Outdoors. I don’t think enough people enjoy the natural ventilation as much as they should. There’s nothing that I enjoy more than waking up early and going on it quick hike up my local mountain. As soon as I get outside and fill my lungs with the fresh and cool air of Summer mornings I feel amazing about life. There’s just nothing like it. Especially when we’re talking about the air quality that you experienced inside in the summer. In comparison, there is no doubt that the outdoor air is much healthier for you. What am I talking about? I’m talking about how stale and stagnant your air conditioned air is. When you spend the entire summer pumping AC into your home, eventually the air gets stale. There isn’t any exchange of indoor air for fresh outdoor air, so you just cycle the same treated air through your house day after day. Recently I was really happy to learn about heat return vents. They work to circumvent this stale indoor air issue. The purpose of the heat return vent, or HRV, is to replace the volume of indoor air with outdoor air. This way your house will never get so stale that you forget what fresh mountain air even feels like.