Most of today’s homes are built to eliminate leaks and gaps and minimize heating and cooling costs. Unfortunately odors and humidity can be trapped inside with no place to go. Heat or energy recovery ventilators help solve this problem and provide the homeowner with healthy indoor air quality while minimizing the load on heating and cooling systems.
In the heating season, heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) draw in fresh air from outside while stale, humid air is exhausted. As the fresh and stale airstreams pass though the unit’s core, the fresh air is tempered with heat recovered from the exhaust air. In the cooling season, fresh outdoor air is cooled by the air-conditioned exhaust air. An ERV will also transfer moisture to improve comfort.
If you’re looking for a kit that combines heat or energy recovery with bathroom ventilation, see our VentZone System IAQ with HRV or ERV.