Winter Indoor Air Quality is a Stalemate

Are you feeling a little cooped up?  Are you running a spring fever?  Perhaps last week’s curry chicken dinner experiment is still lingering in the air.  During the long winter months the air in our homes can become stale and down right stinky.  Sure, the air might not stink to you.  You’re used to it, but what about the guests for your Saturday night cocktail party?  If they’re lingering in the threshold of your home with the door open it may be because the air in your home contains the combination of smells from hockey equipment, bacon, months of people living in an air tight box and the potpourri you have put out to cover up the smell.  The solution to your home’s stale wintertime smell isn’t harmful room deodorizers, candles, or potpourri.  You also don’t have to wait for the first day it’s warm enough to open your windows to air out your house.  An HRV or a Heat Recovery Ventilator will deliver fresh air to every room in your home resulting in that same fresh spring feeling into your house in the middle of winter.  An HRV will bring in fresh air when your furnace circulates and mixes with the fresh air, while the air exchanger exhausts the stale air out of your home.  Poor indoor air quality can affect your health in a multitude of ways:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Don’t worry about bringing in cold outside air and losing the warm air your furnace is producing.  An HRV has the unique ability to transfer the temperature of indoor stale air to the incoming fresh air.  You may even realize lower heating and cooling costs year round.  To learn more benefits about HRVs and how to get $200 off the installation of your fresh air system, contact Practical Systems for expert advice.  As always, be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for continued heating, cooling, and indoor air quality tips. 

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