What is HRV “Heat Recovery Ventilator”?
Heat Recovery Ventilator is ideal for colder climates, where home heating is essential. The HRV keeps the home supplied with a steady flow of fresh outdoor air. While warm air is expelled, the heat recovery core warms the incoming fresh, colder air before it is distributed throughout the home. The result is a constant supply of fresh air, no unpleasant drafts and greater home comfort. In addition to heat recovery and improved air quality, the HRV provides necessary ventilation while controlling excess humidity.
How does HRV work?
These units work by removing the excess humidity that occurs especially during the cold seasons. It prevents potential health problems as well as moisture damage to window frames and surrounding walls, while replacing stale indoor air with fresh, clean outdoor air. The excellent filters inside the units filter the outdoor pollutants and expels indoor pollutants to the outside, exchanging the air in the home.
What is ERV “Energy Recovery Ventilator” ?
Energy Recovery Ventilator – Year-Round Ventilation
ERV’s are suitable for all climates including those with hot, humid summers, where homes are air-conditioned and possibly dehumidified during large parts of the year. You can depend on your ERV to recuperate the energy trapped in moisture, which greatly improves the overall recovery efficiency. You can benefit by installing an ERV in humid climates and air conditioned homes, when it is more humid outside than inside. This way your ERV limits the amount of moisture coming into your home. In dry climates and humidified homes, when the humidity level is reversed, the ERV limits the amount of moisture expelled from your home.
How does ERV work?
The ERV transfers heat and moisture from one air-stream to another, and is the ideal system to maintain proper humidity levels. It is an excellent system for year-round use and ideal for homes with air conditioning and high outdoor humidity. This system also provides filtration of outdoor pollutants and expels indoor pollutants to the outside, exchanging the air in your home.
The best way to figure out which Indoor Air Quality product is the one suitable to your needs is to consult with one of our energy saving advisers today. Impressive Climate Control Offers full line of Indoor Air Quality products for your whole home air quality needs as well as professional installation and maintenance services for your convenience in the city of Ottawa and surrounding areas.
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