Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Williamsport Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might envision 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 Williamsport 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 premium—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively uplifting on delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Williamsport. 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 drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the perks of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes 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 frequently in the muggy southern regions. Increasing 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 Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.