How Air Exchangers and Ventilators Lead to Better Comfort
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a breath of fresh air. In the summer, it’s easy enough to open your home’s windows, but in winter, that’s not an option. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to getting the fresh air you need year-round: air exchangers and ventilators. The Bryant® experts at S&R Heating & Cooling share everything you need to know about these systems below. Find the answers you need, then call us to set up an appointment.
How Can Air Exchangers and Ventilators Benefit You?
These systems lead to healthier, more comfortable homes by swapping stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. But they also do more than that. As these systems bring air inside, they also filter and precondition it to match your set temperature—so there’s no gap in comfort.
Heat Recovery Ventilators
There are a couple of different exchangers and ventilators. In northern climates like ours where summers are shorter and less humid, heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) are the best option. HRVs are designed to precondition incoming air to cool it in summer and warm it in winter. It’s a convenient way to get the benefits of an open window without losing comfort or wasting energy.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
Energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs, take that process one step further. In addition to heating and cooling incoming air, these systems also transfer a portion of humidity. This extra step is important because properly maintained humidity levels in your home can boost energy efficiency and lead to lower utility bills.
Air Exchangers and Ventilators in New Builds
Many of today’s newly constructed homes are built to be airtight. While that idea is great for energy efficiency, it can also lead to poor ventilation. In fact, many government and independent building experts indicate that today’s homes need ventilation to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Opening a window or using an exhaust fan can help, but it may not be enough to control indoor humidity and contaminants.
That’s why HRVs and ERVs are so important. They offer the best of both worlds—you get an energy efficient home without sacrificing your health or comfort.
Brands and Products We Service
We proudly recommend and install Bryant products, but we also offer service for these brands and equipment:
Ready for Cleaner Air?
With more than three decades of service, our team knows how to customize comfort systems according to your needs. We’ll go above and beyond to ensure your comfort, from explaining how your air exchanger or ventilator works and answering all your questions.
If you’re ready for better indoor air quality, call or contact us today.