Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Locust Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Locust makes this difficult during the harsher months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Locust. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air 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 benefits of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and creates nicer feeling air. It’s a good 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. Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got many other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.