Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your St. Louis Home and Indoor Air Quality

August 12, 2015

When it comes to complete home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the environment in St. Louis 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 commonplace, it’s not realistic year-round in St. Louis. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation.

Today’s ventilation systems run by grasping 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 removes 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 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 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 discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to read 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 experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment by calling them at 314-262-4541 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.