When you contemplate 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 Pella makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—despite what it’s like outside.
Ventilation requires more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively revitalizing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Pella. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air 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 advantages of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and produces 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 muggy southern regions.
Enhancing 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.