I live in the northeastern region of the country, in an area that is known for the long & drastic Winter weather, school closings & driving bans are a frequent occurrence, however we experience blizzard conditions with record un-even temperatures & snowfall.
Because of the freezing weather, I spend a lot of time inside the house, then the oil furnace carries a heavy workload & often runs for several straight weeks, but my gas oil furnace is a top-of-the-line model that achieves a 98% AFUE rating, despite the exceptional efficiency rating, my heating bills are extravagant.
I’m constantly searching for modern ways to trim costs. I’ve taken every possible measure to tighten up the modern home & prevent the heated air from escaping. I’ve caulked & weatherstripped to stop the freezing outside air from coming in. While these efforts minimize stress on the oil furnace & reduce energy consumption, I’ve also eliminated essential ventilation. I observed that my modern home started to guess & odor a bit stuffy. There was an excessive amount of dust floating in the air & settling on surfaces; Vacuuming & cleaning didn’t make much of an improvement. I finally contacted an HVAC professional & asked for a recommendationâ€¦ He encouraged me to install a heat reclaimy ventilator. The ventilation plan operates 24/7, bringing in fresh air & pulling out stale air. It provides all the benefits of opening a window but without the energy waste. The ventilator really uses the stale outgoing air to preheat the incoming air. It has helped to not only improve comfort & indoor air conditions but reduce heating costs as well.