Indoor Air Quality
Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in West Palm Beach, FL
Is your home in West Palm Beach, FL poorly ventilated? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. If your home is only just a few decades old, it means that it was built with tight construction to allow for maximum HVAC efficiency. This is great news for your HVAC system and your energy bills, but not great news if the air you breathe indoors is stale and uncomfortable.
Of course, it’s impractical to open a window in the middle of summer to let fresh air in, especially when that heat is coupled with excessive humidity. What you can do, however, is talk to our team about the installation of a heat recovery or energy recovery system. We’re committed to providing our customers with quality HVAC and indoor air quality products at affordable prices, so contact us today!
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Should You Have an ERV or HRV System Installed?
Heat recovery and energy recovery (also known as HRV and ERV) systems are devices that are integrated right into your home’s ventilation system. They draw outside air in through a heat exchanger, where they also draw a current of indoor air. This is a process known as counter-flow heat exchange, where the two currents transfer heat between them.
During a stifling hot Florida day, the fresh outside air loses its heat to the stale indoor air. The stale air gets exhausted outside, and the cooled, fresh air continues into your home. Installing an HRV system versus an ERV system isn’t a lot different, except that an ERV also transfers moisture between air currents, and therefore can help with balancing humidity. The ideal system for your home will depend on a number of factors, so please feel free to reach out to our team.
Do ERV and HRV Systems Need Repair?
As you can likely tell from the above description, ERV and HRV systems allow your home to "breathe" more without allowing the hot air from outside (or the cool air, during the winter). They literally let you harness the energy you use to cool or heat your home and apply it to the fresh air you bring in, allowing you to recover around 80% of the energy that would otherwise be lost. This helps keep you comfortable and saves you money.
Still, just like any other home comfort system, wear and tear can take its toll. If you’ve been running your HRV or ERV system, you may discover at some point that it doesn’t seem to be providing you with as much fresh air as it used to. You deserve to be comfortable in your own home—so if your system isn’t working up to par, it may be time to call our service technicians for professional repairs.
Remember, too, that the best way to defend against potential repair needs is with proper maintenance. Our team takes a comprehensive approach to HVAC services, and this includes making sure your indoor air quality products are in the best shape possible. Ask us about our maintenance program today!