Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Utica Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Utica makes this difficult during the more severe months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively revitalizing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Utica. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment. By drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the benefits of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges 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 often in the hotter southern regions. Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.