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

August 12, 2015

When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Carpentersville makes this difficult during the more severe months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—regardless of 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 year-round in Carpentersville. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce 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 benefits of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges stale air from your home and creates nicer feeling air. It’s a fantastic 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 hotter southern regions.

Increasing 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-412-8308. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.