Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Colfax Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture 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 Colfax makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just 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 exceptional—despite what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Colfax. The good news 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 advantages of conventional 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 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 frequently in the humid 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.