A heat recovery ventilator is designed to reduce energy loss through your heating system. HRVs help North Carolina homeowners save money and energy throughout the heating season by preserving some of the air heated by the furnace and recirculating it back inside the house. This can save a significant portion of heating costs throughout the winter.
A heat recovery ventilator works like this: First, the unit returns existing air blown into the house by the furnace or heating system, then pulls in some cold air from outside the house and mixes it with the existing warm air. The system then uses a series of fans to push the air back inside the furnace where it is reheated.
HRVs help homeowners by providing several energy and cost benefits such as:
- Reduced heating loss
- Shorter heating time for the house
- Reduced wear and tear on the furnace
- Significant energy savings
- Lower energy bills
Some HRV systems have their own duct system, while others are placed directly inside existing ductwork. For existing homes, adding a system that uses the existing ductwork is more cost effective and is much easier to install. New homes, however, may benefit from the use of HRV systems with their own duct lines.
For best results, yearly maintenance on a HRV system will keep the unit operating at top efficiency. A qualified technician should work on the unit to prevent damage to the system. Each year the HRV should be cleaned and inspected to ensure maximum heat recovery and safe air quality.
For more information about heat recover ventilators or other HVAC issues, contact us at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.We provide Asheville-area residents with expert HVAC advice and care and are happy to answer any questions you have about HRV systems or any other heating or cooling issues.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about how HRVs and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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