Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Raceland Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you picture indoor air quality, you might dream of the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would crave all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Raceland makes this difficult during the harsher months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t nice? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be exceptional—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 refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Raceland. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to create the benefits of fresh spring air using your heating and cooling equipment. By simply pulling in 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 purges stale air from your home and creates 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 heavily in the muggy southern regions. Increasing ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.