HRV-ERV Systems Offer a Breath of Fresh Air

HRV-ERV Systems Offer a Breath of Fresh AirHRV-ERV Systems Offer a Breath of Fresh Air

Improve indoor air quality in your home, filtering in fresh air without sacrificing comfort and inflating your energy bills with HRV-ERV technology. Heat recovery/energy recovery ventilation systems are increasing in popularity due to COVID and concerns to improve indoor air quality. Should you add one to your home?

How HRV-ERV Ventilation Systems Work

Using an HRV-ERV system is like opening a window without affecting the temperature in your home. HRV-ERV systems like Bryant ventilators bring fresh, filtered outdoor air into your home, recovering energy to influence the temperature of inbound air. In the winter, heat is delivered into your home. In the summer, it is shuttled out, controlling the impact on the temperature inside your home.

Heat (HRV) and energy recovery ventilator (ERV) technology are pretty similar. These systems rely on balanced ventilation: One fan blows in fresh outdoor air while another simultaneously blows out the polluted indoor air. Most units offer programmable controls, adjustable fan speeds, and filters to further improve comfort and air quality in your home.

It takes a skilled HVAC technician with advanced technical knowledge to install HRV-ERV technology so that it recovers as much energy as possible from exhaust air without inflating your monthly utility bill. When these systems are added, they are typically designed to share existing ductwork with your central heat to save on installation costs.

Benefits of Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

HRV-ERV systems offer a host of advantages, delivering:

  • Fresh air

Improve the indoor air quality in your home when it’s hot or cold outside without worrying about stressing your heat and air system.

  • Energy savings

HRV-ERV systems allow you to recover about 80% of the energy typically lost to fresh air circulation, improving air quality while conserving energy.

  • Comfort

By transferring heat to maintain the temperature inside your home, HRV-ERV systems keep your home comfortable, even in extreme summer and winter weather.

Do I Need HRV or ERV Tech?

The biggest difference between heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators is the method of heat exchange. HRV systems only transfer heat. ERV systems, on the other hand, also transfer a certain amount of water vapor, moving moisture from the air to the location where it’s lacking. In the winter, moisture is transferred into your home, keeping winter humidity levels more constant. In the summer, the reverse is possible when you run ERV systems in tandem with your home AC.

Not Sure What System is Best for Your Needs?

A knowledgeable H & H Heating & Air Conditioning heating and cooling technician can help. Take advantage of the latest HRV-ERV technology, keeping the air in your home clean and healthy. Contact us to schedule a consultation and quote on a new HRV-ERV system today.

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