Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Manassas Park Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Manassas Park may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not practical year-round in Manassas Park. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that produces 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 eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, it eliminates 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 relatively easy as there are two kinds of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out 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 team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 703-369-5528 to take your home’s air quality to another level.