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Heat & Energy Recovery Ventilators in Salem, OR
Contractors here in Salem build new homes to be as energy efficient as possible. This is great when it comes to your energy bill, but on the flip side, it’s a negative when it comes to ventilation. Energy-efficient homes are sealed tight so that none of the conditioned air seeps out. But this also keeps any contaminants that make it through sealed up and endlessly circulating. If your home can’t “breathe,” neither can you.
You can’t solve this problem by just opening the doors and windows. Ventilation is still a problem on frigid winter nights and hot summer days when you want to keep everything closed. This is where heat recovery ventilators and energy recovery ventilators come in. These systems allow you to ventilate without affecting the heating or cooling of your home.
If you’re thinking about installing an HRV or ERV system in your home, contact Advantage Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’re the experts on everything IAQ.
What Are HRV and ERV Systems?
Heat recovery ventilators and energy recovery ventilators are whole-house ventilation devices. These devices are great because they contain heat exchangers which allow them to transfer heat between air streams. This means that they can still bring fresh air into your home while simultaneously cooling or heating. You won’t have to waste any energy.
For example, say it’s a sweltering summer day here in Salem but your air starts to seem stale. You want to open the windows and doors to let in fresh air, but you don’t want to deal with the problem of hot air. An HRV or ERV system can bring fresh air into your home and pre-cool this air in the process. HRV and ERV systems give you optimal home comfort and high indoor air quality.
Choosing an HRV or ERV
Once you’ve decided that you want better ventilation in your home, the next step is choosing an HRV system or an ERV system for your home. The main difference between these systems is that ERV systems also transfer moisture during the heat exchange process—these are great when you’re trying to combat humidity. HRV systems don’t transfer moisture but they’re much more effective in cold climates.
We have pretty cold winters here in the Mid-Valley, so homeowners tend to lean toward HRVs immediately, but don’t just assume that this is the way to go. Contact our team to go over your options.
The Best Services for Your HRV and ERV Systems
When you decide that you want an HRV or ERV system for your home, you need great services to maintain this system as well. Not all HVAC companies are the right company for the job. We truly understand how these systems work and we remain on the cutting edge of HVAC technology so we can always provide you with the best service possible.
If you want to install an HRV or ERV system in your home we’ll help you choose. All of these services are a guaranteed success when we’re on the job. You can count on Advantage Heating & Air Conditioning.