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Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in Reno, NV
So you live in a newer home here in Reno that’s super energy-efficient. No air gets in or out that you don’t know about—it keeps your bills low and your conditioned air inside … what could be the problem? Well, after a while, you might start to feel like your home is a little stuffy. You can’t just opt to open a window when the temperatures outside are blazing hot or freezing cold. So that’s where a heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator comes in.
We know that these two systems aren’t exactly familiar to most homeowners. You can contact the professionals on our team to help walk you through the process though. Make sure that you get in touch with our experts for all your HRV and ERV work.
We help homeowners improve the Comfort, Safety, Efficiency, and Health of their home. Contact us to schedule indoor air quality services in Reno, NV and the surrounding area!
HRV Versus ERV Systems
So what’s the difference between a heat recovery ventilator system and an energy recovery ventilator system? Here’s the breakdown:
An HRV system is a whole-house ventilation device that’s able to provide a controlled method of ventilating your home while minimizing your energy loss. HRVs pre-cool or pre-heat the fresh air entering your HVAC system, improve your home’s indoor air quality in the process, and reduce the amount of strain on your heating and cooling system.
All you need to know about the ERV system is that it works the exact same way, but it has the added benefit of transferring moisture during the counter-flow heat exchange. If you’re trying to balance the moisture in your home too, this is the option that you’re going to want to go for in your Reno home.
Both of these systems can recover around 70% to 80% of the energy existing in your home’s air and deliver it to the incoming air. They’re great for our climate because our summer and winter conditions can both be so extreme. Get in touch with us today.
Can You Benefit from One of These Systems?
Not sure if you can benefit from an HRV or ERV unit? Here are some signs that your indoor air quality could:
- You Live in a Newer Home: This one might have raised an eyebrow for you—normally it’s older homes that need a little extra TLC, but in this case newer homes are built "tighter" and lower your indoor air quality. A high concentration of contaminants is something that an HRV or ERV system can easily take care of.
- Odors Tend to Linger: Do you feel like odors tend to linger in your home forever? This is a sign of poor ventilation in your home and an HRV system or an ERV system is the best way to bypass this issue.
- You Can’t Ever Open Your Windows: Think about it—how often are you really able to open your windows to let in a nice breeze? It’s not too often here in Reno. It’s way too cold in winter and scorching in summer. If you want fresh air without compromising your home comfort, you’re going to need a professional team.
Contact our team if you struggle with any of the problems above and we’ll match you with a great IAQ system. We’re a reliable team with over 40 years of experience in Reno—we know our stuff.