Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Rocky Mount Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Rocky Mount makes this difficult during the more severe months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—despite what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Rocky Mount. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of fresh spring air using your heating and cooling equipment. By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the benefits of standard 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 heavily in the hotter southern regions. Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.