It is not always wise to open up a window when a family member complains about the air in the home feeling stuffy or stale. In many cases, you need to keep all of the windows shut so that you can run the air conditioner or heater without running up your bills. Opening up the window on a cold day will only create a draft, leaving you less comfortable and forcing your heating system to become overworked. But there is a way to improve ventilation in your home without having a major effect on energy efficiency.
A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) is an ideal solution for homes with poor ventilation. Many homeowners can benefit from having this type of system professionally installed in their homes. A heat recovery ventilator moves fresh air into the house without allowing heat to leave the home so easily in the winter or to enter the home in the summer. It will have little impact on your home heating and cooling systems, and you can feel more comfortable without worrying about fluctuating temperatures. Call American Heating & Cooling today to schedule indoor air quality services with specialists in the Pikeville, KY area.
American Heating & Cooling provides heat recovery ventilators near Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
The main benefit of a heat recovery ventilator is the improvement in the quality of your air. Stale, stuffy, and stagnant air circulating in your home finally moves to the outdoors, and fresh air is preconditioned before moving into your home. This may solve a number of your indoor air quality issues, and it will make you, your family, and your guests feel more at home.
So how does this system work? A fan sucks in fresh air from the outdoors, and a heat exchanger allows heat to move from one air stream to the other. So in the winter, heat moves from the stale outgoing air to the incoming stream of cool air in order to avoid wasting any more energy than is necessary. In the summer, heat transfers from the incoming outdoor air to the stream of stale air moving outside, so that there is not too much additional heat infiltrating your system.
When it comes to installing a heat recovery ventilator in a home, you should not allow anyone without experience to do the job. Professional HRV installation is key to proper operation, in part because it must be sized precisely for your home and for your HVAC system. A heat recovery ventilator that is not installed correctly can encounter a number of issues, including a reduction of airflow to the AC or heating unit. Trust our technicians to do the job for you.
Call the friendly people at American Heating & Cooling to help move fresh air into your home without a major increase in your monthly bills. Our friendly professionals have the expertise and experience to get the job done. Get in touch with our indoor air quality specialists today for a heat recovery ventilation system that makes a major difference to your home comfort.