Energy Recovery Ventilators in the Dallas-Fort Worth MetroplexModern home construction is largely focused on efficiency and style. To that end, many new homes are very air tight, minimizing the amount of heated or cooled air that can escape or get in. While this is great for efficiency, it reduces the amount of fresh air that your home gets, allowing many types of contaminants to build up in your home’s air. That’s why AirCo offers energy recovery ventilator installation, repair, maintenance and replacement in Fort Worth, Arlington & Flower Mound. Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are devices that allow your house access to fresh air while simultaneously improving the efficiency of your home as well. Call us today to find out more.
Why Use An Energy Recovery Ventilator?Most forced–air heating and air conditioning systems pull in air from your home, heat or cool it, and then redistribute it throughout your home. Without the addition of fresh air, contaminants like dust, pet dander, paint and chemical fumes, smoke, and many others can start to build up in the air. An ERV is a device that allows your furnace, heat pump, or central AC to pull in fresh, outdoor air without sacrificing efficiency. In fact, an ERV system can actually improve the efficiency of your home.
Energy Recovery vs. Heat RecoveryFor homeowners that are aware of heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), the idea of an ERV may sound redundant. But there is a very important distinction: while heat recovery ventilators are only able to exchange heat between the incoming and outgoing air, the ERV system can also exchange humidity. For example, during the winter the air in your home will probably have more moisture in it than the incoming air that is dry and cold. As the two air streams pass through the ERV, they exchange heat energy and also moisture so that the incoming air has more humidity in it, which can keep the air in your home from becoming quite so dry.
Energy Recovery InstallationMost forced air systems have a return air vent that pulls in air from your home to be re–heated or re–cooled. An ERV is installed near this return air vent and connects to the outside so that your system can pull in new air and also exhaust old, stale air outside. As air from your home is exhausted outside and new air is pulled in, the two streams of air pass through a heat exchanger in the ERV so that the incoming air can be pre–heated or pre–cooled before it actually reaches your furnace or air conditioner. As you can tell, installing an ERV is a complicated project that requires years of experience and training in order to execute properly. AirCo offers fast and high quality energy recovery installation in Fort Worth, Arlington & Flower Mound. Our technicians can work on any type of ERV system and we can also help you pick out a product that fits your home’s needs, your HVAC system and your budget.
Energy Recovery Repair in the MetroplexJust like any other component of your heating and air conditioning systems, your ERV system may eventually break down and need repairs. If you notice that you aren’t getting enough heating or cooling in your home, or if you see an unexplained increase in your home’s energy bills, it could be that your ERV system isn’t operating properly or that it’s clogged. AirCo offers 24/7 energy recovery repair service in Fort Worth, Arlington & Flower Mound for all types of systems. Give us a call and we’ll be able to get your system back up and working again fast.
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