Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your South Beloit and Belvidere Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in South Beloit and Belvidere makes this difficult during the more severe months. Should you just 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 exceptional—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in South Beloit and Belvidere. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of refreshing outdoor air 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 perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process eliminates stale air from your home and creates nicer feeling air. It’s a great 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 muggy 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.