Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Marshalltown Home and Indoor Air Quality

August 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 may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Marshalltown makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—no matter what it’s like outside.

Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively revitalizing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Marshalltown. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to create 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 perks 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 great 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 heavily in the humid southern regions.

Improving 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 B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.