Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Longview 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 throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Longview may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about cracking a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not realistic year-round in Longview. That’s where we can be grateful for the developments in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems work by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with 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. Picking a ventilation system is pretty easy as there are two sorts of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out more about all that you can be doing to better 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 903-758-0701 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.