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Energy Recovery Ventilators in Shreveport, LA
Among the many different products that can help improve the indoor air quality in a home, the energy recovery ventilator is one of the most effective and powerful. Although it is not ideal for every single home, when matched right with a residential HVAC system, an energy recovery ventilator solves the problem of allowing fresh air to enter a home without placing extra stress on the heater or air conditioner. If your home suffers from stale and unpleasant air but you don’t want to throw open the windows and doors onto outdoor air that’s the wrong temperature for your comfort, you should consider energy recovery ventilator installation.
To find out more about these devices and how well they can work for you, get in touch with Hall's Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration in Shreveport, LA. Our indoor air quality experts will be glad to help you discover if an energy recovery ventilator will benefit your home and help you save money while also bringing in the fresh air you want.
If you are interested in an energy recovery ventilator for your home in Shreveport, LA or the surrounding areas, let Hall's Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration handle the installation and other services.
How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Works
An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a device that is designed to allow fresh air to enter a home while recovering most of the energy that would normally be lost because of a break along the heat sealing of a home. Modern houses have strong insulation barriers that help them stay energy–efficient—trapping heat during cold weather, keeping heat out during hot weather—but this barrier is also what makes indoor air quality decline because it prevents fresh air from entering.
Here is how an ERV gets around this dilemma. The energy recovery ventilator, which is integrated into the HVAC system, draws in a current of fresh air from the outside, while also drawing in stale air from the inside of the house. The two currents run through each other inside the ERV, where counter–flow heat exchange occurs. This process moves heat from the warmer air to the cooler air. So during winter weather, the warm indoor air loses heat to the cold outside air, pre–warming the fresh air; and during summer weather, the warm outdoor air loses heat to the cool indoor air, pre–cooling the fresh air. The stale air is exhausted to the outdoors, and the pre–conditioned fresh air then heads to the heater or air conditioner.
The ERV recovers around 85% of the heat that would be lost to the outside and makes the job of the air conditioner or heater much easier. You’ll enjoy fresher, healthier air without a noticeable effect on your heating or cooling bills. And because ERVs transfer moisture between the two currents, you’ll have better balanced indoor humidity as well.
We Install and Service ERV Systems
Energy recovery ventilators must have professional installation in order to work correctly. If you are curious about having an ERV in your home in Shreveport, LA, give Hall's Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration a call today and we can arrange to take care of the work. We also provide repairs to make sure that the energy recovery ventilator serving your house continues to do its job for many years.