Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Scottsboro Home and Indoor Air Quality Posted August 12, 2015 Air Quality When it comes to total home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air year-round. Of course, the environment in Scottsboro may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten aspect of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about cracking a few windows throughout their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not practical throughout in Scottsboro. That’s where we can thank the advancements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems operate by pulling just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the advantages of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only ensures you have nicer feeling air, it eliminates stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Selecting 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 climates 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 read more about all that you can be doing to better 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 experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 256-574-1300 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.