Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Denver Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Denver makes this difficult during the more severe months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely revitalizing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Denver. The bright side 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 tapping into 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 purges 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. Improving 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.