Is the air inside of your Mandeville, Louisiana, home stuffy? An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) can help your home feel fresh year-round. Let’s look at what an ERV is and three benefits that it offers.
What’s an Energy Recovery Ventilator?
An ERV simply recovers some of the exhausted air and energy that the HVAC system sends to the outside. It then uses the recovered energy to pre-treat incoming air. In the winter, it adds warmth and moisture to the air before it enters your home. In the summer, it dehumidifies and cools the incoming air. The ERV helps to make your home feel more comfortable without losing energy.
What are the Benefits of an ERV?
- Improved energy efficiency. Because the ERV is pre-treating incoming air by capturing the energy from the outgoing air, the HVAC system doesn’t have to work so hard to produce a comfortable temperature and humidity level. As a result, your system will perform better, last longer and you’ll save money on energy bills.
- Better indoor air quality. When you run your HVAC system, you don’t want to let the warm or cool outside, so you keep the doors and windows closed. Stale air builds up inside the house, potentially causing health issues. The ERV helps to exhaust the stale air and keeps your home flushed with fresh and clean air, improving the quality of it.
- Moisture control. When you run the heater in the winter, the air inside your home gets dried out. In the summer, excess moisture can make the air feel muggy, making you feel warmer. In the summer, the ERV dehumidifies incoming air. It adds moisture to dry air in the winter. As a result, it helps you control the humidity levels in your home, making everyone feel more comfortable.
Call Siener Air today to schedule an appointment to have us install an energy recovery ventilator. We look forward to serving you.
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