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How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Can Benefit You

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Most buildings constructed over the past couple of decades have been designed to be as airtight as possible. This is to make climate control easier by aiding in insulating the building. Unfortunately, as a side effect of this design strategy, buildings have been cut off from much of the fresh air flow that is necessary for maintaining high indoor air quality. That is where an energy recovery ventilator comes in. Let’s take a closer look at energy recovery ventilators, and some of the advantages of installing one.

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What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Energy efficiency is important for you and your home. But sometimes a home can be so airtight that ventilation is compromised. While throwing open a window helps with ventilation, this isn’t a great option when you are heating or cooling your home. However, there is an upgrade you can add to your HVAC system that can provide healthy ventilation while also saving energy: an energy recovery ventilator. An ERV brings fresh air into your home without compromising the heating or cooling, and helps save energy while it does this. ERVs are great devices, which is why we offer them as part of our heating service in Hutto, TX. It’s important to hire only trained professionals when installing an ERV, and the expert technicians at Roznovak are ready to help.

How Does an ERV Work?

The genius of an ERV lay with its core: the heat exchanger. This exchanger exhausts the stale air from your indoors while using the energy from the stale air to pre-treat the incoming fresh air. During the winter months, your stale, heated indoor air is sent to the outside, but the energy from this air warms the incoming cool, fresh air before it enters your home. In the summer, the stale, cool air from your home exits to the outside, but the energy from it is saved to cool and dehumidify the incoming warm air.

Benefits of an ERV

There are several benefits to installing an ERV:

  • Less wear on your system – ERVs help reduce the workload on your air conditioner by pre-treating the incoming air. This means your system can do less work to achieve your set temperature. Less work means less running, which reduces the wear and tear on your system.
  • Improved indoor air quality –an ERV provides constant fresh air to your home. This helps keep clean air circulating throughout your home, maintains humidity levels and improves the overall indoor air quality.
  • Increases energy efficiency – the pre-treating of the indoor air helps to increase the energy efficiency of your system.

If you’ve been looking for a way to have better ventilation in your home while increasing energy efficiency, an ERV may be just what you need. Call Roznovak today and schedule an appointment to discuss how this residential heating service in Hutto, TX may be able to help you.

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