Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Genoa Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Genoa may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not feasible through the year in Genoa. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems run by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it removes stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Choosing a ventilation system is pretty easy as there are two types of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have higher than normal humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn more about all that you can be doing to increase your home’s indoor comfort, check out the other blogs we’ve written on indoor air quality. From dehumidifiers to air filtration and air purification, the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 847-293-0047 to take your home’s air quality to another level.