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

When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air all the time. Of course, the climate in Marshalltown may not make that seem possible during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation.

When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about opening a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not feasible year-round in Marshalltown. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems work by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, it removes stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy.

Selecting a ventilation system is relatively easy as there are two sorts of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs as a result of the environments in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal 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 experts at Kapaun & Brown Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 641-753-3563 to take your home’s air quality to another level.

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