Energy Recovery Ventilators | ERV Installation & Service
With Houston, TX area homes being sealed up tighter and tighter these days, making sure that your home has adequate ventilation is an extremely important step. Ventilation ensures that the same stale air isn’t constantly recycled throughout your home. You need to have a consistent influx of fresh air in order to maintain good indoor air quality, and energy recovery ventilators are designed to do just that.
Finding a way to provide your home with a constant supply of fresh air is essential in this day and age. There is simply no natural way for air to get into your home from the outside anymore, and while this is good on many levels, it also means that you’ll be recycling the same indoor air over and over again without some type of intervention.
The best way to get rid of the old air and bring in some fresh air is by installing some sort of ventilation system in you house’s ductwork. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) can let your old indoor air out while bringing in fresh air from outside at the same time. There are many different types of ventilators to choose from, but one particularly good choice is an energy recovery ventilator.
ERVs Save Energy
Not only do the energy recovery ventilators available at Air National Heating & Air Conditioning keep fresh air coming into your house and stale older air moving out, but they also help to keep your energy bills down as well. That’s because the air in your home is heated in the summer and cooled in the winter. By bringing in new cold air in the winter and sending out the air you’ve already heated, you’re adding to the overall heating load for your system.
This means that your heating system will have to work harder and that you’re paying to heat air that’s just being blown straight outside. And the same dynamic applies in the summer as cooler air is blown out and warmer air is brought in.
That’s where energy recovery ventilators come in. Unlike regular ventilators that merely facilitate a direct air exchange, energy recovery ventilators are able to transfer heat and moisture from one air stream to the other. For instance, in the winter that means that heat from the indoor air going out is transferred to the cooler outdoor air coming in, thus saving you the energy it would have cost you to heat the new cold outdoor air all over again.
In the summer, on the other hand, the cooler temperature of the inside air is passed to the fresh outdoor air as it comes in, meaning that the air that flows into your house is already cooler than the rest of the air outside. With this type of system in place, you’ll have a constant supply of fresh air without having to worry about all the extra energy you’re using to heat and cool it over again.
Combine ERVs with Other Indoor Air Quality Products
Having an energy recovery ventilator in place is only one part of the system that will ensure the high quality of your indoor air. While the stale air that’s being removed has plenty of harmful contaminants in it, you’ll also want to get rid of anything that comes in from outdoors with the fresh air that’s being added to circulation.
This may seem like a huge task, but it’s really very manageable when you have the right equipment in place. Here at Air National, we have extensive experience dealing with energy recovery ventilators, as well as other types of indoor air quality improvement systems in homes in the metropolitan Houston area. We can offer expert advice, installation, repair and maintenance services all designed to help you ensure that your family is breathing the highest quality air possible.
So give us a call today to find out how we can help you address all of your indoor air quality needs.