Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Hattiesburg Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015When it comes to whole home comfort and indoor air quality, there’s nothing like breathing in fresh, clean air throughout the year. Of course, the environment in Hattiesburg may not make that seem possible 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 opening a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still commonplace, it’s not realistic year-round in Hattiesburg. That’s where we can thank the developments in technology that have provided us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors opened for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems work by drawing just the right amount of fresh air from outside, providing you with the perks of traditional ventilation while removing odors, chemicals and other impurities from your home’s indoor air. The process not only means 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). The majority of the United States, and all of Canada, are recommended to use HRVs due to the climates in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have increased humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when thinking about indoor air quality. If you’d like to learn 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 601-268-3486 to take your home’s air quality to a new level.