Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Carlsbad Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might dream of 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 Carlsbad makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Carlsbad. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of fresh spring air 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 perks of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a fantastic 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 heavily in the humid southern regions. Improving 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.