Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Metro Atlanta Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Metro Atlanta may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets unnoticed: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not feasible throughout in Metro Atlanta. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates 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 advantages of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have 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. 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 weather in those areas. ERVs are mostly 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 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 ACS Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 770-939-7500 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.