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Add a Heat Recovery Ventilator to Your Home

Fall officially begins this week, and if you’re a homeowner in¬†Bridgeville, DE, you need to turn your attention towards the state of your heating system and the best way to keep your home warm during the winter months. If you’re in the market for a way to improve your home’s heating efficiency, we’d suggest a heat recovery ventilator to help cut down on costs. How does such a system work? We’ve outlined a few basics for you to know.

It Helps Your Home Retain Heat

An HRV is usually installed in your attic, where heat gathers, and which is one of the spot in your home where you run the greatest risk of losing the warm air generated by your furnace or boiler. It consists of two lengths of ducts, each with a blower on one end, with a heat exchanger in the middle of the two. The ducts never touch, but the heat exchanger will swap the heated energy between them. One fan blows stale air out of your home, and the other blows fresh air in, with the exchanger preventing any temperature loss from the process.

The Benefits

As a result of the HRV’s efforts, your heater doesn’t have to spend as much energy keeping your home warm. In fact, an HRV can reduce the monthly cost of heating your home by up to 40%, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy. Moreover, the process of swapping the air out of your home keeps germs and other contaminants from circulating, which is a big problem in the winter when most of us keep out doors closed and our homes buttoned up to better retain heat. All of that can go a long way towards a healthier and more comfortable household this winter.

Call Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to discuss your options! 

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