Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Bishop Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Bishop makes this difficult during the more severe months. Is it necessary to 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 exceptional—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively refreshing on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Bishop. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment. By tapping into just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of conventional 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 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 heavily in the humid 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.