Modern home designs have excellent insulation as a way of conserving energy and improving comfort. The downside to this is that insulation traps pollutants inside your Clinton, TN, home, and you end up breathing them. Read on to learn about the benefits of using energy recovery ventilators(ERV).
Improves Indoor Air Quality
ERV works by exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outside air. The exchange of air also removes pollutants from your indoor air. An ERV also filters out contaminants, such as pollen and dust from the outside air.
Pollutants lower your indoor air quality and pose a health risk to you and your loved ones. Good air quality leads to better sleep and reduced respiratory problems.
Improves HVAC Efficiency
An ERV transfers heat from the outgoing air stream to the incoming air. It effectively pre-heats or pre-cools the incoming air depending on the current season. This energy transfer ensures that your HVAC unit does not work more than it should.
It also decreases energy consumption and lowers your utility bills. Remember that improved indoor air maintains cleaner air filters, which also contributes to efficiency. Clean filters will also prolong the life of your heater and air conditioner.
Improves Moisture Control
The ERV can help in keeping relative levels of humidity in your home. During the transfer of heat energy, it also transfers the moisture between the two streams of air. When the two streams go through the ERV, the system removes some moisture from the high-humid stream and applies it to the low-moisture stream.
The transfers ensure that your home has less humidity during warm months and allows low-level moisture during the cooler months. Keep in mind that ERVs aren’t dehumidifiers, but they help in humidity control. If you’re interested in both an ERV and a dehumidifier, consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier.
ERVs require less maintenance. An HVAC specialist only inspects and cleans it during the annual maintenance schedules, and you only change filters after a few months. Other than that, they require little attention from you.
Visit Melton Heating and Air Conditioning for more information about air quality. Our team of professionals will help you install an energy recovery ventilator and any other HVAC equipment.
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