Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Lexington Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture 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 crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Lexington makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Should you just give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With good 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 throughout the year in Lexington. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors 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 perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges 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 often in the hotter 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.