Plus, it takes advantage of the heat from the outgoing air to preheat the incoming air, lessening demands on the furnace
In the part of the country where I live, air quality can be a big concern.The weather is rather severe, and there’s seldom a chance to open the windows and welcome in fresh air. Because I rely on either the heating or cooling equipment for most of the year, energy bills are a priority. I’ve taken lots of precautions to tighten up the house and avoid waste. By increasing insulation in the walls and ceilings, updating windows, caulking, weatherstripping and adding ceiling fans, I have hoped to lessen the workload on the furnace and air conditioner. I’ve also reduced necessary ventilation! Pollutants then become contained inside, and dust, dander, mold, bacteria, viruses, and all sorts of contaminants get circulated by the heating/cooling system. They also are breathed by my family. Degraded indoor air quality levels has been connected to a lengthy list of health problems, including respiratory infection, asthma, flu, migraines and allergies. To promote a clean and healthy home, I’ve taken proactive measures. After speaking with a local HVAC supplier and considering numerous options, I invested into a heat recovery ventilator. This air quality accessory is very much like opening a window without the energy waste. The ventilator draws in fresh, outside air and extracts out the stuffy indoor air. Plus, it takes advantage of the heat from the outgoing air to preheat the incoming air, lessening demands on the furnace. In the summer, the ventilator also helps to manage excess humidity, helping out the air conditioner. Because of the ventilator, I invest less into utility bills and the remains cleaner, smells nicer and feels fresher.