Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Northwest Arkansas Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Northwest Arkansas may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: 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 feasible throughout in Northwest Arkansas. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements 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 drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while getting rid of odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, it eliminates 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 types 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 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 thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out more about all that you can be doing to improve 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 pros at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 479-372-4304 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.