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Heat Recovery Ventilators in Colorado Springs, CO
One of the most effective ways to maintain fresh air in a home without jeopardizing the efficiency of the air conditioning and heating system is through a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). After a professional installs a heat recovery ventilator into a home’s HVAC system, the house can receive fresh air any time of the year—hot summer days, cold winter nights—while still maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and a heater or air conditioner that won’t need to strain. An HRV is a terrific solution to overcoming the issues with low indoor air quality that plague many homes today.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning offers installation, repair, and maintenance services for heat recovery ventilators. When you call on us for installation, we will find the ideal HRV for your home and integrate it into the HVAC system; you and your family can then enjoy cleaner, fresher indoor air all year long, and you won’t have to worry about skyrocketing heating and cooling bills.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning provides heat recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilator services in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas.
How Heat Recovery Ventilators Work
An HRV operates through a process called counter–flow heat exchange: two currents of air moving in opposite directions go past each other, and heat transfers from one to the other. It works during both warm and cold weather.
The heat recovery ventilator in a home draws fresh outdoor air into the ventilation system. Before this fresh air reaches the heater or air conditioner, the HRV mingles it with a flow of stale indoor air, and the heat exchange occurs between them. Cold outdoor air gains heat; warm outdoor air loses it. The fresh air is therefore pre–cooled or pre–heated—depending on the time of year—before it continues into the rest of the HVAC system.
The Benefits of an HRV
It is difficult to bring fresh air into a home without straining a heater or air conditioner. With an HRV, however, the air that comes in from the outside is already at a more comfortable temperature. The air conditioner won’t need to run longer to overcome hot air blowing from outside, and the heater won’t have to strain against losing warmth to the outside due to a draft.
An HRV will not only take away stale air and increase indoor air quality with fresh air circulation, it will also recover energy that would otherwise be lost because of opening up a home to the outside. On average, a heat recovery ventilator recaptures 85% of the heat that would be lost during either hot or cold weather.
Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for Heat Recovery Ventilator Services
You cannot install a heat recovery ventilator on your own: these devices have specific sizing requirements and must have the attention of professionals to effectively place them into an already existing HVAC system. Once you have an HRV installed, you will also need regular maintenance work for it, and possibly repairs, and you must again rely on professionals to do these jobs.
The experienced indoor air quality specialists at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning are available to help answer all your questions regarding heat recovery ventilators and how we can help you achieve better air quality and energy efficiency for your home.