When you think of indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Rochester makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—despite what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Rochester. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of fresh spring air using your heating and cooling equipment.
By tapping into just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and generates nicer feeling air. It’s a great 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 frequently in the hotter southern regions.
Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.