January 9, 2018
Most homeowners today are aware that insulating a new or existing home is effective at minimizing home heating bills and energy waste. However, with all the advantages to building energy-efficient homes, there is at least one significant drawback – lack of fresh air. A consistent supply of fresh air is important to keeping your family healthy, maintaining comfort and reducing the risk of long-term damage to building materials. Energy efficient homes, whether new or existing, require whole-house ventilation to maintain indoor air quality and what you choose will depend upon your climate, budget and the availability of experienced contractors in your area.
Thankfully, Lennox has an innovative solution that can improve your indoor environment. For maximum comfort, a Heat Recovery Ventilator system catches heat from contaminated air before it is transferred outdoors. In this article, we will talk about the Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV).
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is an HVAC company in Peoria, IL that offers homeowners solutions to keep your indoor air fresh and safe.
How Heat Recovery Ventilators Work
A heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) is similar to a balanced ventilation system, except it uses the heat in the outgoing stale air to warm up the fresh air. A typical unit features two fans—one to take out household air and the other to bring in fresh air.
Ventilator System Practical Applications
A ventilator can be useful if your home has any of these issues:
- Tight construction helps save energy, but it can also make your air watery and muggy.
- Attached garages can contain contaminants such as car fumes that can seep into your home.
- Spray-foam insulation helps keep your home warm, but it also means that indoor air is continually recirculated.
Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) Benefits
While it is true that opening a window can make your air feel less musty, it wouldn’t be practical during the hotter and colder months of the year. In addition, it invites pollen and other allergens into your home.
A Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) helps keep your indoor air fresh without creating a possibly annoying situation.
If you live in a region with extreme weather, a Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) can help channel heat from inside your home and transfer it to incoming fresh air from outside. This allows your home to have greater comfort and helps control condensation during winter.
A Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) moves stale air from your house and keeping your indoor air comfortable at the same time. This process makes sure no energy is wasted.
Understand that there are some indoor air quality systems on the market that have negative effects on the environment. It’s good to know that Healthy Climate® ventilation systems freshen the air without producing ozone, a toxic gas that can irritate the lungs.
A Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) will not restrict airflow for proper filtration.
Lennox backs this model with a 5-year limited warranty on covered components and a limited lifetime warranty on the aluminum core.
Also, all units include a Healthy Climate® wall control.
Call the Experts in Ventilation
Since 1983, Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning has been focused on providing our customers with the best HVAC solutions available.
Because of our dedication to excellent customer service and outstanding craftsmanship, Lennox has given us the Dave Lennox Premier Dealer distinction. This honor enables us to offer a complete line of Lennox-branded heating and cooling solutions including air quality products such as the Healthy Climate® Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV).
Our certified technicians are knowledgeable and experienced in all heating and air conditioning systems. They receive specialized training directly from manufacturers, making sure we meet their standards for installation, repair, and maintenance.
Be one of our loyal Peoria customers who repeatedly call us for their heating and air conditioning needs.