Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Keokuk 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 Keokuk may not make that seem possible 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 cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still conventional, it’s not realistic year-round in Keokuk. That’s where we can thank the advancements in technology that have provided 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 operate by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while getting rid of 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. Selecting a ventilation system is fairly easy as there are two sorts of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs because of the climates in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when discussing indoor air quality. If you’d like to find out more about all that you can be doing to better 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 WM J Kraus & Son know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 319-524-3714 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.