Winters can get cold in Draper, UT, and while your heating system may be up to the task, it’s not going to do the job without costing you a great deal in high monthly energy bills. Now is the time to install any upgrades or additions to help improve the energy efficiency of your house, allowing you to take full advantage of the savings once winter arrives in earnest. In particular, we recommend installing an energy recovery ventilator as part of your HVAC system. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes.
What Is It?
Energy recovery ventilators are usually placed in the attic, and they consist of a pair of ducts connected in the middle by a heat exchanger. Fans placed on either end of each duct facilitate the exchange: one duct blows stale air out of your house and the other brings fresh air in from outside your house. The heat exchanger ensures that you don’t suffer any temperature loss while the process takes place: shifting the temperature of the outgoing air to the incoming air.
How Does That Benefit You?
The benefits of this system are subtle but numerous. In the first place, it helps avoid stale air by circulating the air in your home without having to open any doors or windows. That provide a further benefit by helping to get rid of circulating germs, ensuring that winter colds can’t spread through your family quite so readily.
But the real benefit comes in energy savings. Using an energy recovery ventilator in your home can cut down on heating and cooling bills by as much at 40% according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy. And because ERVs can last for a long time, that savings will continue year after year, helping to recoup the cost of your investment.
Call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating and Air to hear more about this exciting technology!