Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Baltimore Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there aren’t many things like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Baltimore may not make that seem probable during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets ignored: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they typically think about opening a few windows around their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not feasible year-round in Baltimore. That’s where we can be thankful for the advancements in technology that have presented us with heating and cooling equipment that produces the same effects of having your windows or doors cracked open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems work by grasping just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your home’s indoor air. The process not only provides you with nicer feeling air, it removes stale air from your home, helping make your home’s air as comfortable as it can be without wasting energy. Choosing a ventilation system is pretty easy as there are two kinds of systems used: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Most of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the environments in those areas. ERVs are nearly exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn more about all that you can be doing to improve 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 pros at Quality Refrigeration know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 410-355-6010 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.