Fresh Air System
Fresh Air All Year Long
The introduction of outdoor air is essential to keep a home's air fresh and healthful, but it runs counter to the principles of efficient heating and air conditioning. You can open windows, but when you do, your conditioned air escapes and your heating or air conditioning system has to work harder. If you are striving to be efficient and reduce energy consumption, you need an alternative system that complements your efforts instead of defeating them.
The best solution is a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Both types of systems transfer heat from your heating system to the outdoor air as it is introduced so that your system does not have to work harder to make up for the addition of cold air. An ERV also extracts moisture from the outdoor air, which is important in summer when your air conditioning system is working to reduce indoor moisture.
Woodfin's air quality experts understand these systems and can help you determine which is more suitable for your home. If you would like to bring fresh air into your home without undercutting your home's efficiency, please contact us and we'll be happy to evaluate your home and make a recommendation.