Heat Recovery Ventilators
As homes have become more efficient thanks to weather stripping and insulation, they have also become more airtight. This means many homes have stale air. In addition oven/kitchen, bathroom, furnaces and hot water tanks all exhaust air from our homes. Increasingly, a negative pressure is created as more air is exhausted than is being brought into the house. Opening a window is not the best option on either a cold winter day or a hot humid summer day.
Bring the Outdoors in
The installation of a Heat recovery ventilator will resolve this problem. A heat recovery ventilator allows fresh outside air to be exchanged for inside air. Incoming and outgoing air pass through a heat exchanger. The incoming air and the air being exhausted do not come into direct contact with each other. The fresh air is circulated throughout the house by the furnace blower. When you have a HRV, you can let fresh air into the house without losing heat and without losing efficiency. If you were to open a window in the middle of winter in order to get fresh air, your heating system would have to compensate. It works harder, and you pay the increased bill.
How do HRVs work?
HRVs work in connection with your home’s existing system. They work to bring fresh air into the home through that system, thereby allowing you to enjoy the fresh air while keeping your home running efficiently.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Some studies have shown that heat recovery ventilators can reduce air pollution in the home, making your air quality healthier and safer for you. These systems can reduce bacteria and the growth of mold as well. Your home’s air quality can be compromised, especially during the cold winter months when doors and windows aren’t open allowing fresh air in. If you need to constantly run your heat, you are allowing that stale air to circulate through your home, which is unhealthy and unpleasant.
Appleby Systems Can Help!
Contact Us so we can talk to you about the HRV systems available today. You have several choices and we are sure we can find one that works for your home and your specific needs.