It helps to get rid of excess humidity and allergens for superior air quality and comfort
The year around climate in our area is a challenge. We deal with temperatures down in the negatives and the wind chill is rough. Freezing air, excessive humidity, torrential rains, high winds, thunder storms and ice storms. There is not often a time to open the windows and welcome in a fresh breeze. Either the gas furnace or a/c is running just about all the time. The cost of heating and a/c accounts for about 60% of the household energy consumption, however minimizing energy waste and weekly bills is always a main priority. I’ve changed windows, caulked, weatherstripped and insulated, taking every chance to tighten up the home. I’ve put a great deal of time, effort and cash into preventing the treated air from leaking out. However, this also cuts back essential ventilation. Problems such as dust, dander, pollen and mold spores get trapped inside the home and repeatedly circulated by the heating/cooling system. The air feels dry, smells musty and creates a potential health threat. To resolve these concerns, I’ve installed a heat recovery ventilation system. An HRV is like having an open window with none of the energy waste. The system brings in a good stream of fresh air to update the stuffy air. It helps to get rid of excess humidity and allergens for superior air quality and comfort. In the winter, the ventilator takes the outgoing air, using it to preheat the incoming air. This lessens demands on the gas furnace, allowing decreased thermostat settings and saving money on heating bills.