Keep your home comfortable with a heat recovery ventilator
Are you worried about poor indoor air quality or do you have a high moisture problem in your home? Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) may be the solution to your problems. An HRV consists of two ventilation ducts that run next to each other, passing between the inside and outside of your home. One duct carries fresh air inside, while the other transports stale air outside. The air in both ducts runs through a heat exchanger, which allows 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 odors, and provides consistent air quality in your home.
The result? Consistent temperatures and consistently clean air for you and your family.
Benefits of HRV in your home
The most obvious benefit of installing an HRV system in your home is the possibility of reducing 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. However, you will experience more benefits than just lower costs, including:
- Improved air quality – The constant circulation of fresh air throughout your home will provide you and your family with much cleaner air in your living spaces.
- Reduced condensation – We put a lot of moisture in the air throughout the day, from baths and dishes to simply breathing. With HRV, the damp air from inside your home will be funneled outside while fresh, dry air is moved back inside.
- Energy efficiency – The recycling nature of HRV means you will be reusing air that has already been heated or cooled. This will not only affect your monthly bills, but is a good step toward reducing your carbon footprint.
- Renovation options – There are lots of homes with old duct runs in the ground or using other means of heating such as boilers. An HRV can provide the fresh air needed to meet new building and ventilation codes and requirements.
If you would like to learn more about HRV and what it can do for you and your family, or if you’re ready to start the installation process, contact Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating today!