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Why Use an ERV or HRV in My Home?

Most homeowners will want to keep things relatively simple when it comes to their home comfort systems. That being said, though, using your air conditioner alone may not be enough to allow you to live in the outstanding and affordable comfort that we know you deserve. Integrating a heat or energy recovery ventilator into your HVAC system can help you to strike the right balance between efficiency, indoor air quality, and successful temperature maintenance. If you think that doing so is beyond your means, we’re here to help you see the error of your ways. Just remember to let our skilled professionals install and service your HRV or ERV in Chapin, SC.

What Are H/ERVs?

Both heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators are mechanical ventilation systems. They are designed to work with your HVAC system in order to allow you the benefit of sufficiently ventilating your home, without wasting the energy that you’ve used—and paid for—in order to condition the air in your home. Basically, these devices vent old, stale air out of your home while bringing in fresh air from the outdoors. This allows you to enjoy great indoor air quality within your home. It allows you to do so efficiently, too, as the devices also allow for heat transfer.

In the summer, when you are using your air conditioner in order to cool your home, the outgoing cool air absorbs heat from the incoming hot air. In the winter, when you are heating your home, the outgoing air pre-warms the fresh, but cold, incoming air. Additionally, an ERV will transfer humidity as needed, too, optimizing the humidification of the incoming air. This is really the only difference between the two system, and is why the ERV is often preferred in our particular climate. Different homes have different needs, though, so you want to work with a professional to guarantee that you choose the right system for your needs.

Contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling to enjoy the air quality and comfort that you demand in your home. 

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