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

August 12, 2015

When you picture indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Bartlesville makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With good ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—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 delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Bartlesville. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors 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 traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and generates 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 frequently in the muggy southern regions.

Increasing 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 Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.