When the weather changes in Washington, PA, it means its time to start thinking about your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Installing an ERV is the best way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money. Here are three ways you can save money with an energy recovery ventilator in your home.

1. Controlling Moisture Levels

By exchanging stale indoor air and fresh outdoor air, ERV systems can keep the indoor air quality comfortable. Here, the ERV transfers two streams of air that have heat and moisture in them.

The ERV system takes some of the moisture passing through it and distributes it to areas that are less humid in your home to create a balance. This means your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool.

2. Controlling Odors

Bathroom and kitchen air often contains odors that can be unpleasant for occupants. Installing an energy recovery ventilator will help capture these odors by mixing them with incoming fresh and clean air from outside and removing them outdoors. An ERV can significantly improve indoor air quality by preventing offensive odors from recirculating in your home.

3. Increasing HVAC Efficiency

ERV works by removing stale and contaminated air from your home while simultaneously bringing in fresh and clean outside air. The two airstreams pass through a heat exchanger, which transfers heat energy and moisture from the outgoing air to the incoming air. This process helps to improve indoor air quality by reducing the number of contaminants in your home while also reducing the need for your HVAC system to work as hard to maintain comfortable indoor conditions.

Contact us at Valley Heating and Air Conditioning for any information regarding an energy recovery ventilator or furnace repair and installation services. We have a team of qualified personnel that can deliver the best to restore the comfort of your home.

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