Ventilation / Exhaust
Stay Nice and Comfy With a Heat Recovery Ventilator
If you have poor indoor air quality or a high moisture problem in your home, a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) may be the solution you’re looking for. The unit consists of two ventilation ducts that pass between the inside and outside of your home. One duct carries fresh air inside, while the other vents stale air outside. Both ducts run through a heat exchanger, allowing the warm air to pass its heat on to the cool air without the two contaminating each other. This continuous exchange of air removes moisture, mold, and odours, and provides consistent air quality in your home.
Exhaust Fans for Kitchens, Bathrooms, and More
Seemingly invisible, and often neglected, exhaust fan systems are usually invisible to home and business owners. The pros at Hydro-Flo know this simple part of any building is a key safety feature designed to protect your family, guests, and property – and needs to be kept in safe running order. Contact our team for inspections, installations, and any repair or maintenance work on your exhaust fan systems.
Call today to enjoy consistent temperatures and cleaner air.
Benefits of an HRV in Your Home
The obvious benefit of an HRV system in your home is the reduction in your monthly heating and cooling costs. More consistent temperatures mean your HVAC system will not have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable. Additional benefits include:
The constant circulation of fresh air throughout your home provides you and your family with cleaner air in your living spaces.
From baths, doing dishes to simply breathing, a lot of moisture gets put into the air throughout the day. With an HRV system, the damp air from inside your home is vented outside while fresh, dry air is moved back inside.
The recycling nature of an HRV means you won’t be reheating or recooling the air being circulated. This keeps your monthly bills low and reduces your carbon footprint.
An HRV system can provide the fresh air needed to meet new building and ventilation codes and requirements.
Purpose of Exhaust Fan Systems
Most homes have exhaust fan systems in bathrooms or kitchens, and commercial buildings may have them in work areas—but what do they do?
Exhaust fans channel fumes that can pose health or fire hazards. In the kitchen, venting air while cooking reduces smoke build-up and the risk of a fire. Cleaning chemicals used in small spaces such as bathrooms can create problems if breathed. Exhaust fans will clear out the smoke and chemical fumes that could present a potential risk.
Exhaust fans also play a key role in humidity control, especially in moisture-laden bathrooms.
Over time, excessive moisture can cause serious structural damage to wood, plaster, paint, and wallpaper, warping door frames and molding and causing mold or paint bubbles to appear.
Food and smoke smell in the kitchen, and mold odour, and chemical cleaner fumes in the bathroom, often linger and are hard to eliminate once in place. Be proactive and have our team evaluate your exhaust fan system today.
Talk to us to learn more about HRV Systems and Exhaust Systems and what they can do for you and your family.