What Does a Heat Recovery Ventilator Do?

A heat recovery ventilator is a system that removes moist, stale air from your home and replaces it with fresh air from outside. It exchanges the heat of the outgoing air to the air coming in.

How Does It Work?

A heat recovery ventilation unit is installed in your attic. It’s inside this unit that the heat is exchanged between the two flows of air. The unit makes your home more efficient as heat is recovered from outgoing air and sent back inside your home. The two flows of air are separated, so there is no cross-contamination.

The heat recovery ventilation unit is attached to a series of ducts. The ducts are also connected to air vents inside the rooms of your home. One set of ducts draws air out of your home, while the other set sends fresh air into your home.

1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air is an HVAC company in Asheville, NC, that installs heat recovery ventilators. We also offer other indoor air quality solutions.

What Are the Benefits of a Heat Recovery Ventilator?

Homes are built as tight as possible nowadays. While this makes them more efficient to heat and cool, it limits fresh air coming in from outside. This causes poor indoor air quality, which can be especially troublesome for people with allergies or asthma.

The benefit of a heat recovery ventilator is that it supplies fresh air to your home while keeping your home’s energy efficiency high. Since heat is recovered from outgoing air and transferred to the incoming air, you don’t lose any heat while your home is still ventilated.

Is There Maintenance Involved?

There is very little you need to do to maintain a heat recovery ventilator. You should change its filters every six months to a year. There is no other maintenance involved.

1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air of Asheville repairs, replaces and maintains furnaces and air conditioners. We can also help you with thermostats such as Lennox and Nest ones. Please call today to schedule an appointment.