If you have been looking for ways to boost your HVAC performance and indoor air quality, we have just the solution. Energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators are systems that you can install in addition to your existing HVAC system as a way to boost overall performance.
Our team of experts knows all about energy recovery ventilators in Lancaster, TX. We can answer all of your questions and offer an in-home assessment to go over how an ERV would work inside your home. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about these unique systems, how they work, and the benefits they offer.
About HRVs and ERVs
HRV and ERV systems are very similar. They both transfer heat away from your home to aid your air conditioner in cooling. However, an ERV is a little bit different because it also transfers moisture. This means that an ERV can help to reduce humidity levels in your home if that is a problem.
Higher humidity levels can naturally make your home feel warmer than it really is, so reducing these levels helps your home to feel cooler without having to lower the temperature. If humidity is not a concern for you, an HRV may do the job without the extra functionality.
Either system offers energy benefits to your home. You may think that adding an additional system is going to mean that your energy bills increase, but the HRV and ERV systems can actually have the opposite effect. They don’t use much energy to begin with, and they also lighten the load on your air conditioner.
When your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home, energy costs can go down significantly. You may save a little, or you may save a lot. It really depends on your individual thermostat settings, expectations, and even your home layout.
Indoor Air Quality
HRVs and ERVs also greatly improve your indoor air quality. Without fresh air coming into your home regularly, pollution levels can increase quickly. Air gets trapped inside your home and continues to recirculate, all while you continue to bring more pollution home with you every time you re-enter. Experts estimate that your pollution levels could even increase to five times the outdoor pollution levels.
But when you invest in an HRV or an ERV, you’re also investing in your indoor air quality. Fresh air is consistently entering your home, while stale air is blowing out. Not only are you more comfortable when it comes to temperatures, but you’re also more comfortable because you can breathe easy with fresh air inside of your home. No more opening windows or doors in an attempt to freshen the air in your home.
We already mentioned that an HRV or ERV system can have a major impact on your air conditioner. But it doesn’t just save you on energy costs. The harder that your air conditioner has to work, the more wear and tear it takes on.
But when your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard, it can last longer. If the average air conditioner lifespan is 15 years, you could easily get closer to 20 years out of your air conditioner when you install an HRV or ERV system alongside it.
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