Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Ballwin Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might dream of 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 Ballwin makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Should you just 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—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 refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Ballwin. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of fresh spring 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 perks of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and generates 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 often in the humid southern regions. Increasing 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 636-206-4250 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.