When you picture indoor air quality, you might imagine 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 Des Moines makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—no matter what it’s like outside.
Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively revitalizing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Des Moines. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air 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 advantages of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges 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 frequently 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.