When you picture indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Elk River makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—despite what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Elk River. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce 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 advantages of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges 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 frequently in the humid 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.