Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Saint Louis Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air coming through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Saint Louis makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation requires more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively refreshing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Saint Louis. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to reproduce the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment. By tapping into just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the benefits of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a great way to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible without wasting energy. There are two types of ventilation systems available: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Because of the climate, it's recommended that homes in most of the United States and all of Canada to use HRVs. ERVs are used most frequently in the hotter southern regions. Increasing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-961-0875 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.