Whether heating or cooling your home, you will run into a dilemma with indoor air quality. Because you need to keep doors and windows shut to make sure that the house doesn’t gain or lose heat while the HVAC system is working, no fresh air will be able to circulate indoors. This will lead to stale and unhealthy air inside your home.

However, there are more solutions available to you than simply throwing open the doors and windows and dealing with periods of discomfort and an inefficient heater/AC. With the technology of energy recovery ventilators in Dayton, OH, you can allow fresh air into your home without sacrificing the energy–efficient performance of your heating and cooling system. Call The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC and ask about how we can install an energy recover ventilator in your house that will make an astonishing difference in your home comfort.

The indoor air quality experts at The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC offer quality energy recovery ventilators and services in Dayton, OH and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Works

Energy recovery ventilators (ERV) are devices that use a process calledcounter–flow heat exchange to transfer heat from either incoming or outgoing air, allowing fresh air to enter a home without at the same time losing heat to the outdoors (during cold weather) or allowing heat from outdoors to enter (during warm weather).

Fresh air enters a home’s ventilation system from outside, and passes through the ERV. At the same time, the ERV runs stale air from inside the house the other direction, moving it along the current of outside air. The heat from one air stream transfers to the other. During cold weather, the warm indoor air moves its heat to incoming fresh air, helping to pre–heat it. During hot weather, the warm outside air loses its heat to the outgoing air, which pre–cools the fresh air before it enters the home. Moisture also transfers between the two air streams, which helps maintain pleasant and healthy indoor humidity levels.

The Benefits of an ERV System

An energy recovery ventilator achieves a number of benefits at the same time: it maintains indoor comfort, conserves energy, and increases indoor air quality.

  • Better comfort: The outdoor air that enters your home will come as neither a sharp cold draft nor a stuffy hot breeze. The ERV will also balance the air’s humidity, preventing your home from becoming too damp or too dry.
  • Energy conservation: Your air conditioner or heater won’t have to strain to overcome the loss or gain of heat because of the influx of outside air. The air will enter the HVAC system pre–cooled or pre–warmed after it passes through the ERV, making the system’s job easier. A properly installed ERV will recover 85% of the energy normally lost because of fresh air ventilation.
  • Protect indoor air quality: Nothing is better for keeping the air inside your home fresh than allowing for an influx of outside air to clear it out.

Contact Us for Energy Recovery Ventilator Services in Dayton, OH

In order for an ERV to work correctly, it must have professional installation from experienced professionals. When you call The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling, LLC to inquire about installing an energy recovery ventilator in Dayton, OH, our team will make sure that you have the ideal system put in so it will work correctly and give you the results you expect. You can also rely on us for any maintenance and repairs your ERV may need to keep working in peak condition.