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The Benefits of Using an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Today’s heating and cooling systems can be extremely efficient, using modern technology to produce the same level of home comfort you’re accustomed to at a significantly lower monthly cost than those created 10 or 20 years ago. It’s not difficult to see the improvements over the years. Just compare the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of today’s heating systems (which must meet minimum efficiency requirements of 80%) to those built just a couple of decades ago (many of which were closer to 50%).

Today’s heating and air conditioning systems can save a lot of money, but only if the conditions in your home are just right. That’s why we keep our homes sealed up tightly when we run our heaters or air conditioners: to keep the heat generated by the heating system from escaping outdoors and to keep heat out in the summer.

Unfortunately, all of this weatherproofing and sealing means little ventilation in the home. This makes the indoor air feel stale and uncomfortable. The lack of ventilation may also allow moisture to build up in the home and can keep you running your HVAC system for longer, costing you more in energy spending every month. These are the reasons many homeowners choose to install energy recovery ventilators. These systems pull fresh air from the outside to move into your indoor air handler or directly into your home and to exhaust humid, stale air from the home back to the outdoors. Here are some of the reasons you may choose to install an energy recovery ventilator.

  • Enhanced Indoor Air Quality: One of the main reasons people choose energy recovery ventilators is the improvement in air quality. An ERV provides you with fresh, filtered air from improved ventilation.
  • Moisture Control: An ERV transfers moisture from the indoor air t the air exhausting outdoors. This means more tolerable humidity levels for increased comfort, which could also help prevent the development of mold and mildew.
  • Reduce Energy Costs: Finally, you can save on energy costs with professional energy recovery ventilation installation. This type of system is one of the only ways to ventilate your home without sacrificing the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.

Want to learn more about professional installation of energy recovery ventilators in Dover? Call Atlantic Refrigeration to speak with an indoor air quality expert today!

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