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Consider an HRV or ERV System!

 

What if we told you that there was a way to improve your heating and cooling efficiency, boost your indoor air quality, and save money? That’s right! We are talking about heat and energy recovery ventilators or HRVs and ERVs for short.

See, there are many reasons to consider installing one of these systems into your home, and below, we have outlined some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And of course, remember to call our team for your indoor air quality services in Snellville, GA.

Let’s Start with the Basics

HRVs (heat recovery ventilators) and ERVs (energy recovery ventilators) are essentially mechanical ventilators, but with a twist: the heat exchanger. This allows them to transfer heat between air streams, allowing for proper ventilation without sacrificing efficiency.

Simply put, during the summer, the HRV or ERV will transfer heat from the fresh, but warm, incoming air to the stale, but cool, outgoing air. This precools the incoming air so that your AC doesn’t have to work quite as hard. The reverse applies in the winter, as the system prewarms the incoming air, taking work off of your heater’s plate.

But, What’s the Difference Between the Two?

HRV and ERV systems work similarly to each other in terms of temperature regulation. However, the major difference between these two systems is that an ERV, unlike an HRV, can transfer humidity in addition to heat, making it a pretty popular choice here in Florida!

Let’s Talk About the Benefits

There are plenty of reasons to consider having an HRV or ERV installed in your home:

  • Better Efficiency: Perhaps the number one benefit of having one of these systems installed is better efficiency. And, when your heater and AC are energy efficient, it means you’ll spend less money on your energy bills.
  • Better Indoor Air Quality: With an HRV or ERV system in place, you won’t have to worry about allowing fresh air into your home. You can certainly expect your indoor air quality to improve.
  • Improved Comfort: Better indoor air quality combined with better efficiency means that you can expect your overall comfort to improve.

Want One? Ask a Professional!

If you are interested in having a heat or energy recovery ventilator installed in your home, then it is in your best interest to contact your local indoor air quality professionals! Only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, knowledge, and experience to safely and correctly install your new indoor air quality system.

And yes, there may be plenty of Average Joe’s willing to service your system for a questionably low price, but don’t let them! Remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much much more in the long run. When it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks — call in a professional instead!

Ready to schedule your indoor air quality services? All you have to do is contact the team at Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing. 

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