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Homes that are built today are sealed up tight for energy efficiency. New construction techniques and materials have made is possible to make the amount of energy you lose from your heating and cooling impressively small. Combined with an energy efficient heating and air conditioning system, you could be using less fuel than ever before to keep your home comfortable all year long.
However, since homes are much more airtight than the used to be, new problems can develop. With a tightly sealed house, you need to make sure that you have adequate ventilation to keep your air from getting stale. You can also trap indoor air pollutants such as dust and pet dander inside, which can cause problems for people with allergies or asthma.
The simple solution to this problem is an energy recovery ventilator. An energy recovery ventilator will get fresh air into your home without sacrificing energy efficiency. If you are concerned about your home’s ventilation, talk to the energy recovery ventilator specialists at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning about how you can improve it.
The Importance of Ventilation
It’s pretty clear why proper ventilation is so important. You want to keep the air in your home fresh and remove any pollutants that might be circulating. A full air cleaning system is a good start, but a regular flow of fresh air is just as important. That is where your energy recovery ventilator will come in. Your energy recovery ventilator will supply a steady stream of fresh air into your home, improving your indoor quality and getting rid of any stale air issues.
Ventilation Systems and Energy Efficiency
While some people might think that opening a window has exactly the same effect, an energy recovery ventilator will be able to get you fresh air without losing all the energy you use to heat and cool your home. In the middle of winter, if you open a window to get fresh air you will not only make that room very cold, but you will also make your heating system work harder to maintain the temperature.
With an energy recovery ventilator, the indoor and outdoor air pass each other as they are coming in and out of your home. It transfers the energy from the air leaving your home to the air entering it, giving you fresh air what is already heated or cooled closer to the temperature in your home. This device can be installed as part of your home ventilation system and incorporated into your current air duct system.
Energy recovery ventilators work all year round. In the summer, the incoming warm air will transfer the heat to the outgoing cold air, meaning that the AC won’t have to work as hard to cool the incoming air. In the winter, the process is reversed, and the heat is transferred from the warm outgoing air to the cool air coming in from the outside. All year round you can enjoy all the new air entering your home without having to pay higher energy costs. A Cincinnati energy recovery ventilator specialist can help you calculate how much this upgrade will save you.
Energy Recovery Ventilator Services
If you are interested in learning more about how an energy recovery ventilator will work in your home, give the ventilation experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning a call. We will examine your system and find the best place to install this equipment. Indoor air quality and energy efficiency are both important, so any equipment that can help with both is a great upgrade for your home.