Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Hamilton Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there are few things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the climate in Hamilton 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 throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not feasible throughout in Hamilton. That’s where we can thank the developments in technology that have left 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 work by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the benefits of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other pollutants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means you have nicer feeling air, it gets rid of 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 kinds 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 due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to read 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 513-275-3601 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.