Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Crystal Lake 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 weather in Crystal Lake may not make that seem realistic during hot and cold months, but there is an often forgotten part of indoor air quality that gets overlooked: ventilation. When most people think about ventilation, they usually think about propping open a few windows in their home or using their screen doors. While this is still ordinary, it’s not realistic through the year in Crystal Lake. That’s where we can be grateful for the improvements in technology that have left us with heating and cooling equipment that creates the same effects of having your windows or doors propped open for ventilation. Today’s ventilation systems work by pulling 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 ensures you have 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. Selecting a ventilation system is fairly 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 because of the environments in those areas. ERVs are mostly exclusive to southern regions that have greater humidity levels. Ventilation is just the beginning of things when talking about 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 Campbell's Tempracure know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 815-788-6283 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.