Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Wisconsin Rapids 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 all the time. Of course, the climate in Wisconsin Rapids may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they normally think about opening a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not practical through the year in Wisconsin Rapids. That’s where we can thank the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by drawing 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 ensures 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 pretty easy as there are two kinds of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Nearly all of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the weather in those areas. ERVs are almost exclusive to southern regions that have greater 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 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 pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 715-421-5555 to take your home’s air quality to another level.