One of the challenges when it comes to summer is maintaining a comfortable climate without losing airflow. Fresh air is very important for maintaining indoor air quality, which keeps you and your family healthy and your home in good condition. You can’t keep all of your windows open and expect to maintain good climate control. What are you supposed to do, then? Read on to find out how a heat recovery ventilator can help you.
What an HRV Is
A heat recovery ventilator, or HRV, is a device that is designed to bring fresh air into your home without compromising your climate control. It is essentially a heat exchanger, which is installed into your ducts and has an external duct running outside. Air travels between the home and the outside environment and the heat exchanger in both directions. As the air flows pass each other in the heat exchanger, they equalize each other’s temperatures. Fresh air that flows into the home’s ducts will be much closer to the temperature in the home than the air outside.
Benefits of HRVs
As mentioned above, eliminating airflow tends to cause your indoor air quality to decrease. Contaminants become trapped in your home, and continuous use of your air conditioner can dry out your air. Low humidity makes it easier for you to get sick, and many of the fixtures in your home more brittle. An HRV allows you to run your air conditioner as much as you want, without having to worry about the problems associated with eliminating air flow. You can maintain your climate control, and make sure that you have fresh air at the same time.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers comprehensive heat recovery ventilator services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.