Keeping a home tightly sealed is one of the best ways to keep your energy bills low while you are running your heater or air conditioner. But doing so also means a lack of ventilation throughout the home. This leads to complaints about stuffiness and other indoor air quality troubles that make you a lot less comfortable, even as your heater or air conditioner is running. Opening a window or door could decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system and lead to temperature irregularities. So how can you let fresh air into your home without altering the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system?
Install an energy recovery ventilator with the help of a skilled HVAC technician at American Heating & Cooling. Energy recovery ventilators allow for whole-home ventilation without a significant increase in your energy bills or any trouble from your heating and cooling system. You will feel a lot better once your indoor air quality improves, and when you work with our skilled professionals for installation or service. Call today for services in Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
American Heating & Cooling provides energy recovery ventilators near Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) uses a fan to suck in fresh air from the outside of the house. But this air does not go directly into the home. As it pulls in fresh air, it also exhausts stale indoor air to the outside. During the process, heat from one air stream is transferred to the other. So, in the winter, heat in the warm air leaving the home transfers to the fresh air entering the home. In the summer, heat from the incoming stream of air transfers to the stale air leaving the home, so that additional heat does not harm the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
An energy recovery ventilator is the preferred form of ventilation in any place where high humidity is an issue. During our hot, humid summers, ventilating a home could allow moisture to infiltrate your air, leaving you less comfortable and forcing you to run your air conditioner for longer. Energy recovery ventilators transfer moisture from the incoming air to the stale stream of air leaving the home, in order to prevent the home from becoming too humid.
An energy recovery ventilator is a beneficial addition to many homes in our area. If anyone in your home has ever complained about the air feeling stuffy, you should consider installing this helpful piece of equipment. But keep in mind that only a professional technician should install any whole-home indoor air quality accessory such as this. Improper installation may result in reduced airflow to your AC and heating system, which could mean a drop in efficiency and potential repair needs.
At American Heating & Cooling, we want to help you with all of your indoor air quality needs in Pikeville, KY, from selecting a whole-home ventilation system, to installing it, to any maintenance you may require. Give us a call today to schedule ERV services in Pikeville, KY or a surrounding area. Our technicians want to help you with your whole-home comfort and your family's health.