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Why Should I Use a Heat Recovery Ventilator?

During the winter season, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between comfort and energy efficiency. You pay to heat your home, after all, so you don’t want to let the energy that you’ve used to heat the air go to waste. However, you also want to keep your home sufficiently ventilated so that indoor air quality remains high. It may seem like you’re destined to remain between a rock and a hard place, but there is actually a pretty simple solution to this problem. Just give us a call to schedule a heat recovery ventilator installation in Fort Collins, CO.

What Is a Heat Recovery Ventilator?

A heat recovery ventilator is a device that facilitates the exchange of heat between incoming and outgoing air currentsĀ in a home. During the winter season, when the air outside is fresh but cold, the HRV brings that air in in order to maintain great indoor air quality within the house. In order to prevent it from making your home too cold, though, the HRV passes this incoming airstream very near the outgoing one. This allows the system to pre-warm the incoming air with the outgoing warm, but stale, air. The process works in the summer time, too, with the outgoing air cooling the incoming air, HRVs are more common in areas such as ours, though, with very cold winters.

Benefits of Heat Recovery

There are a couple of ways in which heat recovery can benefit the homeowner. First of all, it helps to keep the air quality in a home high. This can help you to fend off allergy attacks, and even illnesses. Additionally, a heat recovery ventilator allows you to ventilate your home sufficiently, without putting efficiency on the chopping block. If you think that your home could benefit from the use of an HRV, give a member of our staff a call today.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is here to handle your IAQ service needs.

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