heat recovery ventilation

December 5, 2017

When to Consider a Heat Recovery Ventilator

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) represents a new solution to household ventilation issues. With today’s tightly-sealed energy efficient homes, it’s more critical than ever to get fresh air into the house. In the enclosed environment, indoor air quality suffers as pollutants, water vapor and airborne particulates accumulate. Exhaust Fans Aren’t Enough Simply exhausting indoor air with one-way exhaust fans isn’t an optimum solution. Because stagnant air removed from the house isn’t replaced by equal amounts of fresh air, the home […]
December 6, 2011

Insulation And Heat-Recovery Ventilation: Why They Just Go Together

If you have made the effort to increase the insulation and seal up leaks in your home, you could have a very airtight and energy-efficient residence. The most insulated and sealed your home is, the less heated or cooled air can escape through the walls, attic and gaps between windows and doors. This is excellent news for energy savings — but the air quality in your home is likely to suffer. With nowhere for moist, stale indoor air to go, […]