Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Moline Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When 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 climate in Moline may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten piece of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not feasible year-round in Moline. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that offers the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems run by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other pollutants 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 sorts 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 environments in those areas. ERVs are almost 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 309-762-3641 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.