Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Richardson Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the environment in Richardson may not make that seem realistic 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 Richardson. That’s where we can be thankful for the advancements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems work by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it gets rid of stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Selecting a ventilation system is relatively 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 as a result of the weather in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read 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 Hammack Service Company know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 972-669-9192 to take your home’s air quality to another level.