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

August 12, 2015

When you think of 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 York makes this difficult during the harsher months. But do you have 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 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 revitalizing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in York. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment.

By drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the benefits of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and creates 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 often in the muggy southern regions.

Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 717-383-4479. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.