Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in Calgary, AB
One thing homeowners and contractors alike always talk about is efficiency. Of course, energy efficiency is vital when it comes to designing and building a home. However, this often means that our homes are sealed up as tightly as possible. This does wonders for your energy bills, but it can have a negative impact for your indoor air quality, as tight sealing can seriously limit the amount of natural ventilation in the house.
For this reason, we recommend having either a heat or energy recovery ventilator installed in your home. Fortunately for you, Shift Air just so happens to offer these services to homeowners throughout Calgary, AB and the surrounding communities. We understand just how important your comfort and efficiency are to you, which is why we work hard to deliver both. All you’ve got to do is click or call today to get started.
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What Are Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators?
HRVs and ERVs are essentially mechanical ventilators, but with a twist: a heat exchanger. This allows them to transfer heat between air streams, allowing for proper ventilation without sacrificing efficiency.
To put it simply, during the summer, the HRV or ERV will transfer heat from the fresh, but warm incoming air to the stale, but cool outgoing air. This pre-cools the incoming air so that your AC doesn’t have to work quite as hard. The reverse applies in the winter, as the system pre-warms the incoming air, taking much of the burden off the heater.
What’s the Difference Between an HRV and an ERV?
HRV systems and ERV systems work similarly to each other in terms of temperature regulation. The major difference between these two systems is that an ERV, unlike an HRV, can transfer humidity in addition to heat.
There are a number of factors that will help determine which system is going to best meet your home’s specific ventilation needs. Factors including insulation and overall home efficiency will influence the decision, so it is important to have our team first assess your home before any final decisions are made. We can be the team of individuals that helps you choose between an HRV and ERV system. Get in touch us sooner rather than later for our expertise.
Professional Installation Matters
Like any whole-house indoor air quality or HVAC system, your ERV system or HRV system is going to require professional installation. Professional installation ensures that your new system is set up to give you the comfort and efficiency you deserve. We want to make sure that your heat or energy recovery ventilator is properly integrated with your existing HVAC system, and the only way to do that is to hire an expert to install the system.
In addition to installation, your system is going to require prompt repairs and annual maintenance to keep it running efficiently for years to come. We have over a decade of experience in Calgary. Make sure you choose the professionals at Shift Air.