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Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in Dallas, TX
Due to the tight construction that homes throughout Dallas, TX are built with today, our HVAC systems are able to work very efficiently. This is beneficial to your comfort as well as your wallet—but what about your air quality? Unfortunately, the same construction practices that help your HVAC efficiency disallow fresh air to easily make its way into your home.
All is not lost, however. You don’t need to worry about cracking your windows open while you run your air conditioner or heater. Instead, you can have a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator professionally installed by the team at Frymire Home Services. We’re committed to helping you live with “A Higher Degree of Comfort,” and that includes ensuring you are well-equipped with the right indoor air quality products. Contact our team to learn more about our Dallas indoor air quality services.
What Is the Purpose of ERV and HRV Systems?
Referred to as ERV and HRV systems, energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators are designed to enable you access to fresh air through your home’s ventilation system and the use of an outdoor vent. The air goes through a process called counter–flow heat exchange, which pre–heats or pre–cools it so that it may enter your home closer to the desired indoor temperature.
This takes a great deal of strain off of your air conditioner or heater, allowing you to enjoy improved comfort and convenience. But how does this all work? Well, the HRV or ERV runs fresh outdoor air through an opposite current of stale indoor air. In the chilly winter, cool outdoor air gains heat from the warm indoor air. In the summer, the warm indoor air loses heat to the cool indoor air.
Basically, what is happening is that the system is "recovering" the energy originally used to cool or heat the indoor air, and passing it on to the incoming air. This allows you to enjoy a pleasant indoor environment within your Dallas, TX home without making any sacrifices on your energy bills.
Is an HRV or ERV Better?
One of the most common questions we get about heat recovery and energy recovery systems is, "what’s the difference?" The short answer is, "not much." However, your home will be suited to one more than the other.
The biggest difference between the two is that an energy recovery ventilator also transfers moisture between the two currents of air, assisting with humidity control. However, a heat recovery ventilator is typically more effective in a colder climate. Depending on the humidity balance in your home, and indoor air quality products you may already have in place, you may choose to go with an HRV.
Comprehensive Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilator Services
Our Dallas, TX team is more than happy to go over the details of these systems with you, to help you make an educated decision about what type of system is best for your specific needs. We want to ensure that you have superior air quality in your household, while also helping you to save on energy expenses.
Give our service professionals a call to schedule an HRV or ERV installation—or repairs if you already have one of these systems but feel something may be amiss with it. You can rely on us for superior indoor air quality services—we look forward to serving you!