Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might imagine 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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area makes this difficult during the less pleasant months. Is it necessary to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t playing fair? The answer is “no.” With appropriate ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—no matter what it’s like outside. Ventilation involves more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely refreshing on beautiful, mild days, it’s not something you can do throughout the year in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area. The good news is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of refreshing outdoor 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 perks of traditional ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges stale air from your home and generates nicer feeling air. It’s a fantastic 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 hotter southern regions. Enhancing 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling a call at 816-286-7258 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to do everything we can to improve your home’s air quality.