How Does a Heat Recovery Ventilation System Work?

Posted by admin on January 26, 2015

When a home-owner powers on their heating or cooling unit, they expect it to distribute temperatures throughout the home evenly and efficiently. Once the home thermostat is set, then insulation becomes the key to keeping a home warm during the winter, and cool during the summer.

Unfortunately, the same benefits that an air-tight home provides for insulation destroys its ability to ventilate properly. In a tight space, hot and cold air slowly seeps through the home; the more insulated the home, the slower the climate control system takes to work.

The natural solution to this problem is to open the windows or doors to improve ventilation. But as soon as the doors and windows are open, all the hot or cold air escapes, forcing the HVAC system to work harder with less results. Also, the excess or lack of humidity outdoors will either dry out the home’s air, or leave it unbearably muggy.

Providing the utmost efficiency for an HVAC system can be an infuriating process: that is until the homeowner invests in a heat recovery ventilation system.

This Paradoxical Problem is solved by Heat Recovery Ventilation:

To counteract this problem, heat recovery ventilation systems have become a common solution; especially when providing the most efficient heating during Canada’s harsh winters. What makes heat recovery ventilation so valuable is that it gives the climate control system the ability to breathe as if all the windows were open in the home, but with minimal heat loss. This saves inordinately on bills overtime, and provides a more comfortable internal climate.

Even during the summer, when conservation of heat is less important, the heat recovery ventilation will still provide the benefit of retaining moisture that would otherwise have escaped without it. This prevents nosebleeds and discomfort associated with refrigerated air-conditioners, which are known to sap the indoor environment of all its humidity.

How Heat Recovery Ventilation Works:

Providing optimal climate control is as much an art as it is a science. There are many sources of heat in your home. From hot water heaters to gas heaters, boilers and more. A heat recovery ventilation system recovers and recycles heated energy from the exhaust air stream of these heat sources and recycles it directly back into your home. As exhaust air passes through the system, its heat is captured by the heat exchanger, which then, in turn, heats in incoming, cool fresh air.

Tired of Inefficient Ventilation?

Are you tired of an exorbitant electricity bills, your home being too cold or dry, or suffering from poor air distribution? We are the Climate Experts, the Durham region’s foremost HVAC specialists. Contact us today for a consultation or pricing estimates for a heat recovery ventilation system installation.

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