Are you looking for a way to improve the ventilation in your Richardson, Texas, home? If so, you probably don’t want to sacrifice comfort or efficiency for it. To improve ventilation, consider installing an energy recovery ventilator. An ERV will effectively ventilate your home while improving air quality, increasing efficiency and helping to regulate humidity levels.
An ERV is a relatively simple device that pulls fresh air into your home and sends stale air out. It’s typically connected to your HVAC system and allows you to adjust your home’s ventilation as needed. It provides the perfect balance between outgoing stale air and incoming fresh air.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
ERVs filter incoming air, ridding it of pollutants such as pollen and dust before they enter your home. When an ERV sends stale air out, it also sends out indoor air pollutants, such as harmful volatile organic compounds, pet dander and cigarette smoke. The result is clean, fresh interior air.
In addition to filtering the air it brings into your home, an energy recovery ventilator will also effectively pre-treat it. In the summer, when an ERV sends stale air out of your home, the system will use the stale air to cool the incoming fresh air. The process reverses in winter. The warm, outgoing air heats the cool, incoming air. This method of pre-heating and pre-cooling decreases the amount of work your HVAC system has to do. As a result, it boosts energy efficiency and lowers your utility bills.
Energy recovery ventilators help with moisture control. Along with pre-heating and pre-cooling incoming air, ERVs also transfer moisture between the two air streams. In the winter, ERVs transfer moisture from the outgoing air to the incoming air. In the summer, they transfer moisture from the incoming humid air and apply it to the outgoing air. This helps you maintain comfortable humidity levels in your home throughout the year.
If you’re interested in improved indoor air quality through an ERV installation, give Carrollton Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at (972) 954-4556 today. We’d love to talk it over with you.
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