HRV/ERV: Energy/Heat recovery ventilation:
At Vanheat Services, we understand the importance of proper ventilation in homes, whether it is natural or mechanical. An HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system is strongly recommended for a new or existing home. Not only does it inject fresh air into the indoor environment, but it also filters the incoming air with adjusted temperature very efficiently.
One important factor to consider when choosing an HRV is the Energy Star rating. This rating is a crucial indicator of the efficiency and performance of the unit. The amount of fresh air needed in a home is also important and can vary depending on how airtight the home is. This can help determine whether an HRV or ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilation) system is best for your home.
In cold seasons and regions, an ERV or HRV can also help with energy recovery by circulating exhaust air. At Vanheat Services, our team of experts can assist you in choosing the right ventilation system for your home and ensuring it is installed and maintained properly. Contact us today to learn more about our HRV and ERV services.
Why air circulation is essential at home?
Air circulation is essential in homes for several reasons. In older homes, air had natural circulation and moisture was balanced somehow, but today’s houses are designed to be more airtight to save energy. However, this lack of natural air circulation can lead to issues with moisture and temperature.
Moisture can affect temperature and can cause health problems if it is not balanced. When there is too much moisture in the air, it can lead to the growth of germs, bacteria, and even mold. These can cause respiratory issues and other health problems.
HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) systems help to address these issues by circulating fresh air into the home while also balancing the moisture. They work by heating the fresh incoming air with the temperature of the exiled flue, which saves money and reduces the energy required to adapt the outside temperature to the indoor environment.
How to choose between HRV and ERV?
Choosing between an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system and an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilation) system depends on the climate and location of the house, as well as the type of indoor apparatus in use.
In cold seasons and regions where houses tend to be more humid, an HRV system may be a better choice as it works better in humid environments than an ERV. HRV systems help to remove moisture from the air and keep the humidity levels low, which can prevent mold and mildew growth.
However, in summer when humidity levels are high, an ERV system may be a better choice. ERV systems work by recovering energy from the exhaust air and using it to preheat or precool the incoming fresh air, which can help to reduce humidity levels.
It is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing between an HRV and ERV system. The final choice always depends on the specific environment and conditions of the house, as well as the specific needs of the homeowner.
At Vanheat Services, we are experts in HVAC systems and can help you choose the right ventilation system for your home. Our team will work with you to evaluate your specific needs and recommend the best system for your home and region. Contact us today to learn more.