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

August 12, 2015

When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Jefferson City makes this difficult during the more severe months. Should you just 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 exceptional—despite what it’s like outside.

Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Jefferson City. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce 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 perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and produces 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 hotter southern regions.

Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got many other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.