Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Lawrence Home and Indoor Air Quality

August 12, 2015

When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might envision the fresh, clean spring air drifting through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Lawrence makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary 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 premium—regardless of 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 delightful, mild days, it’s not something you can do year-round in Lawrence. The positive is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor air using your heating and cooling equipment.

By tapping into just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the advantages of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process removes stale air from your home and generates nicer feeling air. It’s a great 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 hotter southern regions.

Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got many 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 785-269-0465. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.