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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Westerville may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about propping open a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not realistic year-round in Westerville. That’s where we can thank the developments in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems work by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, it eliminates stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy.

Selecting a ventilation system is fairly easy as there are two kinds of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the climates in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn more about all that you can be doing to increase your home’s indoor comfort, check out the other blogs we’ve written on indoor air quality. From dehumidifiers to air filtration and air purification, the pros at Uptown Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 614-344-6949 to take your home’s air quality to another level.