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Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

woman-blowing-noseWe’ve all been there. The heat rises, and we seal up our homes to run our air conditioners. Sure, the air gets a bit stale, but what are you going to do? It is not as though you can simply throw open the windows in your house to ventilate it better. After all, doing that would just allow the cool air that you’ve paid to condition escape.

Well, here at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we like to stress that the temperature of the air in your home is not the only consideration to make. The quality of the air is equally as important. That is why we’d like to offer up a solution to this conundrum of balancing comfort, efficiency, and indoor air qualtiy. That solution is the use of an energy recovery ventilator in Clovis, CA.

How Does Energy Recovery Ventilation Work?

An energy recovery ventilator essentially acts as a heat exchanger, and is installed into your HVAC system directly. Rather than just vent air into or out of your home, it is able to transfer heat between the incoming and outgoing airstreams, as well as to balance humidity. There are some major advantages to doing so.

You don’t have to worry about wasting energy as you ventilate your home, as the outgoing air in the winter, for example, is used to preheat the incoming fresh, but cold, air. In the summer, when you are running your air conditioning system, the stale but cool air will absorb some of the heat from the incoming fresh, but hot, air. It won’t recover 100% of the energy that you’ve used, but it will seriously cut down on inefficiency.

Keeping fresh air in the home can help to make you feel more comfortable. It can actually make it easier for your HVAC systems to do their jobs, too, and you’ll be breathing more healthful air as well. There really are no downsides to speak of, so contact us today to schedule service.

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!


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