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Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilator Service in Rome, GA
Even in this day and age, there are homeowners that seem to think that energy efficiency and indoor air quality are at odds with one another during those times of the year when we are running our home heating and air conditioning systems. While the desire for energy efficiency can certainly cloud our reasoning when it comes to the quality of the air in our homes, though, the two need not be mutually exclusive any longer. You just need to have an HRV or ERV system installed in your home, and you can have the best of both worlds.
We install and service both HRV and ERV systems in Rome, GA. There are many factors to consider when determining which is the right option for your home. If you have any questions about heat recovery or energy recovery systems, contact a member of our team. Moody Heating and Air Conditioning has the answers, products, and services that you need to live in great comfort efficiently, without sacrificing your indoor air quality in the process.
What Are Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators?
Both heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are mechanical ventilation systems. They are designed to help you to sufficiently ventilate your home so that you can enjoy great indoor air quality. By recovering heat/energy in the process, they are able to help you do so without wasting the energy that you’ve used in order to both heat and cool your home. During the winter, the ERV or HRV will use the heat in the outgoing, stale air in order to prewarm the incoming air, which is fresh but cold. In the summer, the outgoing stale air absorbs heat from the incoming hot air. This helps to take strain off your HVAC systems, and to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth from the air that you’ve already conditioned.
How Do ERV and HRV Systems Differ?
As you just read above, ERV and HRV systems serve very similar purposes: to cut down on energy waste while also allowing for adequate ventilation throughout the heating and cooling seasons. You may be wondering what exactly the different between the systems is. It’s quite simple, really. An ERV does everything that a heat recovery ventilator does, but with the addition of also transferring humidity as needed.
The incoming and outgoing air streams are allowed to mingle just enough so that humidity from the more humid air can be absorbed by the dryer air, preventing very humid air from coming in during the summer, and sufficiently humid air from being swapped out for very dry air in the winter. Generally, homes in humid climates may be better off with an ERV. However, there are a lot of other factors to consider, including the land surrounding your home, the airtightness of your thermal envelope, and others. We’ll make sure that you have the right system for your particular needs.
Call for HRV & ERV Service in Rome, GA
Regardless of whether you need an energy recovery ventilator or a heat recovery ventilator, you need to have that system installed and serviced by a trained, experienced technician. Because these systems are transferring air into and out of your home, failure to have them properly installed and serviced can wind up doing much more harm than good. You risk wasting even more energy than you were originally concerned about, and living with inadequate comfort and air quality levels. For both ERV and HRV installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance, ours is the number to dial.