During the winter, your home in Ocala, Florida, can get stuffy. One way to get fresh air inside of your house without letting warm and treated air out is with an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Let’s look at the basics of what an ERV is and three benefits you’ll enjoy.
What’s An Energy Recovery Ventilator?
An energy recovery ventilator removes stale air from the inside of your house and brings pre-treated fresh air from the outside. It re-uses some of the air that has been lost and sent out through the exhaust to help pre-condition the air before entering into your HVAC system and home.
Lowers Energy Bills
The ERV recovers some of the energy that the HVAC system uses to exhaust stale air to the outside. It then pre-heats the air before it goes into the system, and the furnace doesn’t have to work so hard to create heat. As a result, it leads to a reduction in your energy bill.
Improves Your Indoor Air Quality
A tightly sealed home allows dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen and other contaminants to get trapped inside, which can lead to respiratory issues. When you’re running the heater or air conditioner, you don’t want to open the doors or windows to let stale, stuffy air out because you’ll also lose the treated air. The ERV can remove the stale air without releasing the treated air. As a result, your home will stay comfortable and you won’t waste energy.
Helps To Control Moisture
When you’re running the heater in the winter, you’re home often feels drier, making your skin, sinuses and eyes feel dry. The ERV helps to capture any moisture in the outgoing air and returns it to the inside making the humidity levels feel comfortable. As a result, you won’t have to deal with irritations caused by dry air.
Do you want to install an energy recovery ventilator for improved indoor air quality and better efficiency for your HVAC system? Give our professional team at Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 877-962-2120.
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