Posts Tagged ‘energy recovery ventilator’

How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Works in Winter

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The air in a home can often become stuffy and filled with numerous airborne contaminants during the winter. The reason for this is that your home is sealed off against the outdoors for most of the season. Doors and windows shut, sealing and weather stripping stopping drafts, closed chimney flue, etc. You don’t want the heat escaping from your house and placing extra pressure on the heating system. But this means there’s no opportunity for contamination from indoor sources, such as cleaning supplies, combustion gases, and building materials, to escape either. Instead they build up.

The professional installation of an energy recovery ventilator is a way to get around this problem. What it does is allow fresh air into your house while recovering the energy used to heat the air so it doesn’t go to waste. (more…)

Experiencing Problems with Ventilation? Consider an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Being energy efficient is a good thing. It’s good for you and your home, and it is also good for the Earth. Homeowners take lots of steps to ensure that their homes are as energy efficient as possible, including installing insulated windows and doors, properly insulating their homes, and cutting down on drafts and other areas of air loss. These kinds of actions are great for preserving your heating and cooling and reducing energy usage, but it turns out those drafts actually did have one good aspect: they provided some ventilation. Without good ventilation, your home’s indoor air becomes stale and unhealthy. Throwing open a window isn’t an option, so what can you do? Consider installing an energy recovery ventilator. (more…)

How Can an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help My AC?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We are in that time of year when it’s perfect to open the windows and let the warm breezes of spring in. Of course, not far behind this weather is the hot and humid air of summer, and when that hits, we’ll be closing our windows again to keep cool and comfortable while indoors. If you are like a lot of homeowners, you’ve made your home in Asheville, NC, as air-tight as possible, with insulated windows and doors good insulation throughout your home. While being air-tight is great for your energy efficiency and maintaining the indoor temperatures you want, it can be hard on ventilation. What if we told you there is a device we can add seamlessly to your HVAC system that not only greatly improves your indoor ventilation, but that also improves your energy efficiency? There is, and it’s called an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV. (more…)