Which Areas in Your Home Need More Ventilation?

Your HVAC system doesn’t just keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the most important functions of your HVAC system is air ventilation and regeneration.

Poor ventilation leads to respiratory problems and discomfort. It allows mold to grow in damp spaces and could endanger your family’s health. A quality HVAC system with good ventilation removes toxins and dangerous elements from your indoor air and replaces it with fresh, refiltered air from outside.

Benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) Systems

ERV systems recover energy from air exhaust before it leaves the enclosed space of your home. Without ERV systems, significant amounts of energy are lost through air exhaust. ERV systems operate during all seasons whether you’re heating your home for the winter or cooling it down during the summer months.

The core of an ERV system is the exchange of energy between incoming and outgoing airflow. The energy exchange reduces the pressure on the HVAC system and cuts electricity costs. ERVs use the transfer of latent and sensible heat to reduce summer humidity and warm up incoming air in the winter.

Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) Systems and Their Purpose

Many people use the terms “ERV” and “HRV” interchangeably. However, HRV systems aren’t the same as ERV systems because they don’t transfer moisture.

In the summer, they remove energy from the incoming air so that it remains cooler. During the winter months, HRV systems transfer energy from the exhaust to trap heat inside the home and prevent it from escaping. Both HRV and ERV systems ensure that fresh air circulates through the house for optimum ventilation.

Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is eager to present you with a wide variety of options to improve the air quality and ventilation in your home in Anaheim, CA. Our technicians can install new HRV and ERV air filtering systems for both commercial and residential properties. We sell certified Lennox HVAC products and offer AC repair and furnace maintenance services. To learn more about our products and services, call us today.