HRVs & ERVs Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality may be compromised in tight new home construction as a reduction in air flow may allow moisture, odors and other indoor pollutants to accumulate inside the home. This may also be the case with older homes that don't have proper ventilation. A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system will continuously supply fresh air and exhaust stale air while saving your energy dollars.
The climate conditions where you live will determine whether you require an HRV or ERV. In general, HRVs are recommended for colder climates with longer heating seasons. ERVs are used for warmer, more humid climates with long cooling seasons.
The heating or cooling energy in the air stream from the HRV or ERV is transferred to the incoming airstream inside the system. It will warm incoming air in cold weather and cool incoming air in warm weather. This air exchange can dramatically improve the indoor air quality of your home, help maintain your family's comfort, and save you money on your energy bills.
Indoor Air Quality Statistic
"There is an eight in ten chance that your home's air is more dangerous than you realize." -American Lung Association