How To Save Money On Utility Bills And Keep Your Home Comfortable Any Time Of Year
The air inside your home can have an impact on your health and well-being. Bad indoor air can cause a host of health issues. Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems can help reduce those problems. In this article, we'll go over what an ERV system does, why you might want one, and how to maintain it. That way your family can breathe better and feel healthier at home.
How Does an ERV Work?
Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems work using two fans, creating two airstreams. The first pulls fresh outside air into a building, while the second draws stale, polluted air out. The ERV transfers heat and moisture from one air stream to the other using a heat exchanger.
Depending on the season, this process can warm up or cool down the air. ERV systems can often transfer about 99 percent of the energy from the outgoing air to the incoming air. This allows the ERV to provide your home with fresh air at a temperature that’s close to the air already inside.
What Are The Benefits Of Installing An ERV System?
An ERV system can help to keep your indoor humidity at a desirable level. That can help your home stay comfortable and prevent damage to your furniture. An ERV can also filter out odors, pollen, and other airborne contaminants. This reduces potential allergy or asthma triggers. Because your heating and cooling system can stay cleaner, it can run better and last longer.
When you try to ventilate your home by opening a window, you end up losing large amounts of air. Any energy that went into heating or cooling that air goes out the window at the same time. When an ERV transfers heat energy between old and new airstreams, it pre-heats or pre-cools the new air. That keeps the energy in the system, and that saves you money in the long run.
We've talked about how an ERV can improve air quality, ventilation, and humidity. Doing all this goes a long way in helping to make sure your home is clean, pleasant, and healthy. If you have any more questions about an ERV for your home, Any Hour Services would be happy to help. One of our certified HVAC technicians can clear things up and go over options with you. You can give us a call or schedule an appointment online.
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Author: Nathanael Stuver
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Jun 7th 2023