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May 25 2021

Choosing the Right Ventilation System for Your Business

Air ventilation systems in businesses and commercial spaces are important for a number of reasons. In some cases, a business may have specific ventilation requirements dictated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); in other cases, great ventilation simply helps to improve airflow, reduce bad smells, and improve indoor air quality. As your business thinks about the right ventilation system for its needs, consider the following types of ventilation systems and how Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning can help–

Types of Ventilation Systems for Businesses

The right ventilation system can help to remove fumes and odors, reduce smoke, keep air circulating, and reduce allergens and pollutants. Here are some options to consider: 

  • Exhaust. With an exhaust system, clean air is constantly being brought into the building using exhaust and ventilation fans. While these systems are great in cold and dry climates, when the temperatures are hot and humid, this can lead to a buildup of moisture, leading to mold and mildew. 
  • Supply. Whether the climate is hot or cold (but not freezing)–which, in Indiana and Illinois it can be both–a supply ventilation system will perform well. These types of systems pull in air through a fan or an exterior vent. The vents will then distribute fresh air to different parts of a building. 
  • Natural. Natural ventilation is exactly what it sounds like–ventilation that takes advantage of natural forces, such as the wind, to keep a space cool and the air clean and breathable. Windows, vents, ceiling fans, and proper design can all aid in keeping buildings naturally ventilated. 
  • Balance. A balance system strikes to do just that–balance the air and climate for ideal conditions and temperatures. These systems use multiple exhaust and ventilation vans, one that prioritizes heat recovery and the other that focuses on energy recovery. 

How Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help

Having some sort of ventilation system in place for your business is important, even if you’re not working in an industry with harsh chemicals or dangerous fumes that require a comprehensive ventilation system. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, our team has been in the business of improving air quality for over 50 years and we can provide you with answers to questions that you have about ventilation systems. Reach out to our professionals today to learn more about air cleaning and ventilation systems–we’d be happy to travel to your business to provide a recommendation about what might be best for your space. 



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