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Summer Heat + Fresh Air? An ERV Can Do That!

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When it’s a hot day and you need to have your home’s air conditioning system running, do you keep the windows and doors open? We hope not, since this will cause the AC to waste power as it runs. The air conditioner must work harder to remove the heat from your home as heat is rushing in through open windows. 

Unfortunately, when you seal up your home for the AC, you also seal out fresh air. Modern homes are built so tightly for energy efficiency that they don’t “breathe” much. During a hot summer, you may find your household air becoming stale and dusty because there hasn’t been enough fresh air brought in.

Did you know that there’s a way around this dilemma? It’s called an energy recovery ventilator. We offer installation of energy recovery ventilators in Sandersville, GA, and we’d like to explain how one of these devices can really improve your comfort, energy bills, and indoor air quality.

What Does an Energy Recovery Ventilator Do?

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a device that provides a solution to the problem of stale indoor air without compromising on energy efficiency. It works by capturing the energy from the stale air being expelled from your home and using it to condition the incoming fresh air. Essentially, an ERV transfers heat and moisture between the incoming and outgoing air streams—you use the already cooled air indoors to draw heat from the incoming fresh air. 

In the summer, the ERV helps to pre-cool and dehumidify the fresh air coming into your home, which means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard. And it’s not limited to summer! In the winter, the ERV does the opposite by pre-warming the incoming cold air with the warmth from the outgoing air. This heat exchange process helps maintain a comfortable indoor environment while ensuring a continuous supply of fresh air.

Benefits of an Energy Recovery Ventilator

  • Improved indoor air quality: By continuously bringing in fresh air and expelling stale air, an ERV helps to reduce indoor air pollutants, allergens, and humidity levels, contributing to a healthier living environment.
  • Energy efficiency: An ERV reduces the workload on your heating and cooling systems by pre-conditioning incoming air, which can lead to significant energy savings and lower utility bills.
  • Enhanced comfort: By maintaining optimal humidity levels and ensuring a steady flow of fresh air, an ERV helps to create a more comfortable indoor environment, no matter the season.

Call on the Premier Team

If you want to know if an ERV is the right option for your home, simply contact our HVAC pros. We offer both energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), so you can choose the best option for your home’s needs. An HRV works similarly to an ERV but focuses primarily on heat exchange without transferring moisture, making it better for colder climates. We’ll help make sure you have the best choice of device to work for your home.

Ready to improve your home’s comfort and air quality? Contact us today to learn more about our ERV and HRV installation services.

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