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Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in Raleigh, NC
Throughout much of the year in Raleigh, homes keep their doors and windows shut so the hot or cold temperatures remain where they are. Nobody wants too much heat escaping on a cold January night, or too much heat entering on a sweltering July afternoon!
But it wouldn’t hurt to have some fresh air circulate through now and then. In fact, it would immensely benefit the air quality of the house. This is where an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV) is incredibly useful. These installations bring in fresh air without causing too much energy loss for your heater or AC.
To find out more about heat and energy recovery ventilators, call the indoor air quality specialists at Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. They can set up an appointment to outfit your HVAC system with the right type of device to meet your needs.
You can rely on us to solve any issues you may have with your indoor air quality, and we provide excellent follow-up service to see that you’re fully satisfied with our work. For more than 20 years, we’ve been delivering comfort “from our family to yours” in the Raleigh, NC area.
What ERV and HRV Systems Do
These two devices are essentially heat exchangers set into a home’s ventilation system. They draw air from inside a house and run it through a current of fresh air from outside the house. Heat transfers between the two, either heating or cooling the fresh air.
The fresh air arrives in the house already conditioned, which takes the stress off either the heater or air conditioner. Basically, the HRV or ERV system "recovers" the energy the HVAC system would otherwise lose if the windows or doors of the house were open.
The main benefits of having either a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator installed is that you’ll receive fresh air to replace the stale air, but won’t end up paying much more on your energy bills. It’s as if you get to fling open the windows to an outside breeze, but don’t have to deal with the consequences of the temperature difference outside.
How Is an HRV Different from an ERV?
These two systems are similar in most ways, working during both winter and summer weather to refresh your home’s air without causing a spike in utility bills. The main difference is that an energy recovery ventilator also transfers moisture between the two currents, so it helps to balance indoor humidity as well. An HRV doesn’t do this, but in colder climates it tends to work better than an ERV. If you’re unsure about which one is appropriate for your house, just ask your professional installer.
Complete Energy Recovery and Heat Recovery Ventilator Services
Our indoor air quality professionals will see that you have the ideal new HRV or ERV integrated into your home’s ventilation system. Once that’s done, we won’t simply leave you on your own: you can always contact us when you need repairs for the system, regular maintenance, or even a replacement unit.
We want you to be fully satisfied with your new HRV/ERV system, and we’ll go out of our way to see that you are. Call Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to arrange for indoor air quality services in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas.