Of the many options that exist to boost indoor air quality, one of the most thorough methods is to use a ventilation system to bring in air from outside and send out the stale air that is contained inside your home. Installing a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) in your home is one way to balance the ventilation, ensuring fresh, clean air is circulating throughout your home and maintaining proper moisture control.
Indiana winters can be cold and our summers can be scorchers, so we tend to work our heaters and air conditioning units pretty hard. While they may produce increased comfort levels, they also produce increased energy bills. Heat recovery ventilators provide the added value of being extremely energy efficient due to their method of constant air exchange. In fact, they can recover up to 85 percent of the energy we use to heat or cool our homes. Adding HRVs to our existing ductwork can provide substantial energy savings.
One of the wonderful aspects of heat recovery ventilators is that that are relatively easy to retrofit into the existing ductwork of our homes. Of course, this is a project that requires installation by professional service technicians and it’s a good ideas to ask a technician to ensure that all of your existing ducts have been properly sealed to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Another aspect of heat recovery ventilators that is great for Indiana residents is their ability to control the amount of moisture within a home. Chances are, we have all seen condensation build up around windows within our homes. This is actually a sign that our homes are not exhausting moisture properly and the excess moisture can lead to problems such as mold or increased allergies within the home. HRVs ensure that the moisture levels in your home are balanced and the stale air is being vented properly.
Not only are heat recovery ventilators a good choice to save money and energy, they are also an excellent choice when it comes to the health and well-being of our families. If you have questions about indoor air quality options, don’t hesitate to call on the professionals at Home Comfort Experts. We’re happy to help.