Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Augusta 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 throughout the year. Of course, the climate in Augusta may not make that seem possible 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 typically think about opening a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not practical through the year in Augusta. That’s where we can be thankful 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 cracked open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have 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. Picking a ventilation system is relatively 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 as a result of the weather in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have greater 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 experts at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 706-722-5304 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.