When you picture indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Mankato area makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—regardless of what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Mankato area. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors 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 removes 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 frequently in the hotter 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 Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-387-6596. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.