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

When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the weather in Springfield may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about propping open a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not feasible year-round in Springfield. That’s where we can be thankful for the improvements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems operate by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities 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.

Picking a ventilation system is fairly easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the weather in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels.

Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read more about all that you can be doing to better 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 pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 217-210-2662 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.