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

August 12, 2015

When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Front Royal may not make that seem possible during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not realistic year-round in Front Royal. That’s where we can thank the advancements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems work by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other impurities 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 pretty easy as there are two sorts of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Nearly all of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs as a result of the climates 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 talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out 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 Dave's Diversified Services know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 540-369-3971 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.