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What Are the Benefits of Using an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Everyone wants and, we believe, deserves to be comfortable in their own homes. That being said, there are many factors which can influence someone’s heating and/or cooling habits. Worrying about how much it is going to cost to maintain a comfortable environment in your home, or about how you will ventilate your living space successfully without wasting energy, are not problems that you need to concern yourself with any longer. Simply use an energy recovery ventilator in Fort Collins, CO to ensure that you are striking the right balance between comfort, efficiency, and air quality. Contact¬†Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today for more details about how ERVs work.¬†

Better Air Quality

An energy recovery recovery ventilator is a mechanical ventilation device designed to recoup energy that would otherwise be wasted in ventilating one’s home. Modern homes tend to be pretty airtight, as we have grown more and more concerned with the efficient use of energy in our homes. However, sealing one’s home up too tightly can be very detrimental to the quality of the air in one’s home. While it will eliminate the risk of energy loss via air leaks, it can also make it virtually impossible to ventilate one’s home successfully. Older homes may err on the side of too much ventilation, with inefficient home envelopes. By equipping your modern, tighter home with an ERV, though, you can adequately ventilate your living space without wasting energy in the process.

Better Energy Efficiency

How exactly does an ERV balance air quality and efficiency, then? Well, when dry, cool air is vented out of your home in the summer, the hot, more humid air being brought in is precooled by the outgoing stale air. In the winter, warm but stale air is vented outside, and heats up incoming fresh, but cold, air in the process. Humidity is also balanced, unlike with an HRV (heat recovery ventilator). The result is air of a high quality, lower energy costs, less energy waste, and an overall better heating and cooling experience.

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