Ventilation is the key to good indoor air quality. Construction of new homes over the past 20 years has been focused around improving energy performance. Ventilation has been focused around an exhaust strategy to keep humidity from building up in your home. Air leaks in wherever it can find a hole. You have no control over the air coming in and certainly no ability to recover heat or filter it.
The solution is a whole home ventilation system. This technology was invented in Canada because of our cold climate.
Energy and Heat Recovery Ventilators (ERVs and HRVs)
Heat Recovery Ventilators, or HRVs exhaust stale air from your home and bring in fresh air from the outside. In the process they transfer the heat from the air going out to the air coming in. Using heat exchangers, HRVs can recapture 60%-80% of the energy from the conditioned air that would otherwise have been lost through an exhaust only strategy.
Energy Recovery Ventilators, or ERVs operate in a similar fashion to an HRV but keep humidity in the home in the winter and out in the summer. This saves energy and reduces the load on your air conditioner in the summer. An ERV is a key factor in keeping indoor humidity within a good range.
An HRV or ERV can have the incoming air brought through a whole home HEPA filter to ensure you have the ultimate in clean air in your home.
We are proud to offer products by Canadian manufacturers, Venmar and vanEE. They supply a full range of products for every configuration and price range. Their commitment to quality, reliability and customer care is second to none.
A Heat Recovery Ventilator or an Energy Recovery Ventilator needs regular maintenance like any other piece of mechanical equipment. Filters and heat exchanger cores need to be cleaned and the system needs to be balanced to maximize heat recovery efficiency.
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