HRV & ERV Systems Installed for Greater Atlanta Homeowners
How do you know if your home needs a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV)?
If your attic has already been encapsulated with open-cell foam on the roof, to improve your comfort and efficiency, then a HRV or ERV may make sense for you.
How HRVs and ERVs improve your indoor air quality so you stay healthy
HRVs and ERVs were made to remove stale indoor air and replace it with fresh outdoor air. So, say you’ve made a smart move and have had your home air sealed. That eliminates nearly all of the air flow into and out of your home. That’s good for your efficiency and comfort.
But then you have a new problem. Indoor air can become stale and filled with hazardous pollutants. While cleaning chemicals have certainly improved in their safety, they still give off noxious odors and harmful VOCs. Odors from normal daily activities like cooking, bathing, and cleaning can accumulate too. If you have pets, they can leave their dander behind, and whatever else they bring in too.
HRVs and ERVs eliminate the indoor air quality problems caused by all these undesirable pollutants. They work with forced-air heating and cooling systems to exchange indoor air for outdoor air.
ERVs transfer heat and humidity to improve your energy savings too
If HRVs and ERVs bring in outdoor air, what happens when it’s really cold outside during winter and you want to stay warm and comfortable?
HRVs and ERVs actually take care of this problem. Inside of the typical HRV or ERV, a specially designed corrugated core forces warm outgoing air and cold incoming air very close to each another. Just a very thin membrane separates the two air streams. The outgoing warm exhaust air transfers its heat to the incoming cold air, which serves the purpose of preheating the air coming indoors before it joins your forced air system’s ductwork.
During summer, the process simply works in reverse. Your HRV simply cools air coming inside instead. Here in Georgia, ERVs are nstalled instead of HRVs because they also reduce the humidity brought into your home from the outside.
J.R. Bolton Services keeps your indoor air quality healthy, and helps you stay comfortable and efficient too
Many systems and pieces of equipment work together to keep your home’s air healthy, comfortable, and inexpensive to condition. Of course, this also means the systems and equipment can experience a variety of problems, many of which can be difficult to accurately diagnose.
With more than 30 years of experience and weekly training from the sharpest minds in the HVAC industry, J.R. Bolton Services excels at quickly and accurately identifying all the problems affecting your home’s comfort and efficiency. Our pros can measure your home’s air exchange rate and install a HRV or ERV if it makes sense for your home.
You can learn all the improvements you can make to improve your comfort, efficiency, and indoor air quality. You’ll also learn the precise costs for each. Then, simply act when you’re ready – without any sales pressure.
Schedule your free estimate today
Call J.R. Bolton Services today at 770.449.3692 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate and find out if a HRV or ERV makes sense to improve the health of the air in your home and your energy efficiency too.
We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Norcross, Alpharetta, Cumming, Duluth, Roswell, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Flowery Branch, Braselton, Commerce Jefferson, and many others.
A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) uses a fan to exhaust stale indoor air outside, while pulling in an equal volume of fresh air indoors. Image supplied by the Imperial Manufacturing Group.