Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Utica Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Utica may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about opening a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not practical throughout in Utica. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it gets rid of stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Picking a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the weather in those areas. ERVs are almost 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 read more about all that you can be doing to better 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 experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 586-731-0950 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.