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Should I Be Using an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Regardless of whether you are running your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hottest time of the year, or you are using your heater to take the chill out of the air on a particularly nippy night, you want to be able to do so in the most efficient manner possible. You also want to ensure that you have air of the highest quality throughout your home, and that requires a certain amount of ventilation therein. If you hope to successfully ventilate your house without wasting energy in the process, then you are wise to use an energy recovery ventilator in Clovis, CA. If you’d like to have an ERV installed or serviced by a qualified professional, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.

How Does Energy Recovery Ventilation Work?

Energy recovery ventilation involves the exchange of heat between incoming and outgoing air streams. The ERV is installed into your HVAC system directly. When the air in your home becomes stale, despite being comfortable in temperature, the ERV vents that air out of the house. It then brings in fresh air in the process. However, the exchange of heat between these two streams ensures that only minimal thermal energy is wasted in the process.

When you heat your home in the winter, you don’t open your windows to let fresh air in, as it’s too cold outside. The ERV allows you to vent stale, warm air out, though, while using its thermal energy in order to pre-warm the fresh, but cold, air coming in. During the summer, as you cool your home, the dry, stale, but cool air, going out pre-cools the incoming fresh, but hot, air. Additionally, the ERV can transfer moisture as well, further boosting comfort and indoor air quality throughout your home. Dial our number today to take care of all that an energy recovery ventilator can do for your home.

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