If you live in Milford, DE, you know how tough it can be to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our weather has plenty of ups and downs, and the trick for more homeowners is to keep their homes as insulated against those variations as they can. An energy recovery ventilator – a pair of ducts connected to a heat exchanger, which swaps out stale air in your home with fresh air from the outside – makes a powerful weapon in that fight. It can be hard to understand what an energy recovery ventilator (or ERV) can do for you in this situation. Here are three handy tips to help explain the benefits that a good system can provide.
That stuffy, musty feeling when you’ve had the doors and windows closed all day can be awful, and yet you don’t want to open a door or a window for fear of raising or lowering the temperature in your home. ERVs take care of that, swapping out the stale air with fresh outdoor air and using the heat exchanger to ensure that the temperature never changes as a result.
Germs and bacteria breed in stale air, and if you introduce a sickness into your house from work or school, chances are it will circulate throughout your home and infect the rest of your family. ERVs help eliminate that, keeping your family healthier and cutting down the impact of those pesky colds.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ERVs vastly improve the efficiency f both your heating and air conditioning system, cutting costs by as much as 40% in some cases. Over time, that improved savings can pay for the cost of the ERV and then some.
Call the pros at Atlantic Refrigeration for more on energy recovery ventilators.