Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Pinellas County Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you may wish for all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Pinellas County makes this difficult during the harsher months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely uplifting on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Pinellas County. The good news 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 drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the advantages of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes 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 muggy southern regions. Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.