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Energy Recovery Ventilators in Minneapolis, MN by Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing
For much of the year, you close your windows and doors for the majority of the day, in part so that you don’t waste any energy while you run your heating and air conditioning systems. This also helps to control drafts and hot spots around the home. However, all of this sealing can make the air inside of the house start to feel stuffy and stale. The temperature may be right, but the quality of the air can stand to improve. Natural ventilation can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system, so what can you do to get fresh air back into the house?
An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can bring in fresh air without having a major effect on your energy bills. Fresh air is brought in from the outdoors and preconditioned so that it does not have an effect on the efficiency of your AC or heater. If you want to make your home a more comfortable place to be, call our indoor air quality specialists today. We install and service energy recovery ventilators throughout the area.
Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing provides energy recovery ventilator services near Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding areas.
How Does an ERV Work?
Energy recovery ventilators use fans to bring air from the outdoors into the house. But they do so without also bringing in any of the extra heat from the outside in the summertime and without letting great amounts of heat escape in the winter. Additionally, energy recovery ventilators help to keep humidity levels under control.
This is because as fresh air moves into the home and stale air moves out, heat and moisture are able to transfer from one stream of air to the next. In the summer, heat transfers from the incoming air stream to the outgoing air stream, and this reverses in the winter. While heat recovery ventilators (HRV) are similar, they are not able to transfer moisture as well as heat.
Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Right for You?
Homeowners who suffer from poor indoor air quality have a lot of options when it comes to installing a new air quality control system. It may turn out that a heat recovery ventilator is a better choice for you, or that a whole–home air filtration system is best. In any case, we recommend that you discuss your air quality concerns with an expert. If you’re in the area, the friendly people at Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing can help you to find an energy recovery ventilator system to fit your home and make sure it is properly in place to give you year round comfort and ventilation without the added monthly cost.
We Install and Service Energy Recovery Ventilators
If you are at all considering installing a new energy recovery ventilator, get in touch with the friendly team at Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We have the expertise to find the right unit for your HVAC system or to recommend alternatives if an energy recovery ventilator is not the best fit for your home. Call our experts today for energy recovery ventilator installation or services.