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

August 12, 2015

When you think of indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Montoursville makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—no matter what it’s like outside.

Ventilation requires more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely revitalizing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Montoursville. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment.

By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the benefits of standard 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 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 Airmen HVAC Service a call at 570-322-3131. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.