Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Madera Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the weather in Madera may not make that seem possible during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about cracking a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not practical through the year in Madera. That’s where we can be thankful for the advancements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, it removes stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Choosing a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two types 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 due to the environments in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out more about all that you can be doing to improve 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 559-675-1681 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.