Why Your Home Needs a Heat Recovery Ventilation System

No more do we live in the days when it was too hot outside, you would crank up the air conditioner to the coldest level possible. Or on that bone-chilly winter night, the heater is going nonstop. We used not to have to worry about the power or energy bills being at record prices. Worrying about environmentally friendly and efficient devices; we just wanted something that worked.

Skip to today’s world. Between saving the environment and no going broke paying utility bills, those issues we never worried about are now front and center.

Instead of the AC being on max, we adjust to a bit warmer temperatures. When it gets frigid, you grab a sweater and blanket to keep warm. That’s just what we do to save some money.

Now, what if there was an option that not only ventilates the air in your home while keeping it at a pleasant temperature. But it also is efficient, meaning saving on power bills. That is what heat recovery systems do. Here are a few reasons why you need one in your house.

Energy Efficient

A heat recovery system circulates the air in your home. It takes the warm, moist air out of areas like the kitchen and throws it outside. But before that happens, the warmth from the exiting air is transferred to the incoming fresh air.

These machines are basically recycling the already warm air in your home. They are meant to run at a low rate which as a result, uses less electricity. So you will start saving money on your electrical bills.

Cleans the Air

Since the heat recovery system expelling the indoor air and replacing it with fresh outside air, you are cleaning up the house. If there is no circulation or ventilation in your home, the air becomes stale, moist and unhealthy. Any indoor pollutants (dust, animal hair and dandruff) stick in the air, and that is what you breathe in.

By installing a heat recovery system, the air in your home is always circulating. This means fresh air is continuously entering the house and you get to breathe in clean air with fewer pollutants.

Removes Excess Moisture

Have you ever walked into a room when the humidity levels are too high? You right away can feel the moisture in the air. It is damp and musty smelling, and everything you touch feels wet. Excess moisture in the air may feel nice when you are on a beach somewhere tropical, but it is not suitable for your home.

Mold grows where there is lots of moisture and condensation around. If there is mold in the place where you live, it can lead to health problems down the road.

Having this system in place removes the excess moisture in the air and sends it back outside. When the warmth of the exiting air transfers to the incoming fresh air, the system is set up so there is no moisture transfer as well. So now you are left with warm, clean and drier fresh air in your home.