Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Buellton Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you think of indoor air quality, you might imagine 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 Buellton makes this difficult during the more severe months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—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 delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Buellton. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of refreshing outdoor 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 advantages of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and produces 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 often in the hotter southern regions. Enhancing 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.