Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Wisconsin Rapids Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Wisconsin Rapids makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's absolutely refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Wisconsin Rapids. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of fresh spring air using your heating and cooling equipment. By simply pulling in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the advantages of conventional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a good way to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible without wasting energy. There are two types of ventilation systems available: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Because of the climate, it's recommended that homes in most of the United States and all of Canada to use HRVs. ERVs are used most often in the hotter southern regions. Enhancing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to make your air cleaner and your home more comfortable.