Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs)
How Do I Bring Outside Air Inside?
Because houses are constructed with tightly sealed walls any pollutants generated in the home can accumulate and reduce the indoor air quality to unhealthful levels. Installation of an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system will actually exchange the polluted, stale, indoor air with fresh outdoor air. And, when exchanging the airs, the ERV system will filter and clean the outdoor air before releasing into your home’s duct system.
Unfortunately, these systems aren’t yet standard in home construction.
Primary benefits of having an ERV ventilation system
Health: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health problems including short and long term effects. A Whole-House Ventilation can exchange stale pollutant filled indoor air with fresh outdoor air throughout your entire home.
Comfort: Why be uncomfortable living with excess humidity, odors from pets, cooking or any other normal living activity? A Whole-House Ventilation exchanges your home’s sticky, smelly air with fresh outdoor air.
Defense: A Whole-House Ventilation system can defend your home against premature wear and tear. Excess humidity can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew which will destroy any surface they grow on. Window finishes are also vulnerable to excess humidity and can have their structural integrity compromised. Combine your Whole-House Ventilation system with a dehumidifier and defend your home from too much moisture.
Energy Savings: Not only does a Whole-House Ventilation system provide you with fresh outdoor air on a regular basis, but it is also more efficient, using less energy and saving you money. By preventing air that is too hot or too cold from entering the home, therefore keeping your heating and cooling system from operating unnecessarily, a Whole-House Ventilation system will minimize the normal wear and tear on these systems.
Contact us FH Furr at 1-800-401-2980 to find out how to start ridding your home of harmful pollutants and provide your family with the fresh air they deserve.
- Can an ERV be installed in an existing home?
- Can an ERV reduce radon and odors in the home?
- How often is it necessary to service an ERV?
- Do I need to have a special system in order to have installed?
- What is the difference between a HRV and an ERV?
- What is the main benefit of an ERV?
- Why Do I Need Mechanical Ventilation?