Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Lawrence Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Lawrence makes this difficult during the harsher months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be at its finest—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's positively uplifting on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Lawrence. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment. By drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the advantages of traditional 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 frequently in the humid southern regions. Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got several other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.