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Heat Recovery Ventilators

McCreery & Sun Of Colorado - Heat Recovery Ventilators

Modern homes are constructed to be energy-friendly. Insulation and heat sealing keeps heat trapped indoors during the winter (making less work for the heating system) and prevents heat from coming in during the summer (less work for the air conditioning). There’s a negative side to this, however, which is that the indoor air tends to stagnate with no influx of fresh outdoor air. This leads to air filled with contaminants and a generally unpleasant and stale environment.

“But I can’t just fling open my doors and windows when it’s hot or cold outside!” That’s true, you can’t—not unless you want to see a huge spike in your utility bills. But we can help: the technicians at McCreery & Sun Of Colorado install and service heat recovery ventilators, which offer a way to draw outdoor air into your home without creating more work for the AC or heater. Contact our professionals in Greely to learn more!

At McCreery & Sun Of Colorado, we’ve offered the Finest in Heating and Cooling since 1974! Call for service for heat recovery ventilators in Greely, CO and the surrounding areas.

What a Heat Recovery Ventilator Does

A heat recovery ventilator (also known as an HRV) is a device integrated into the ventilation system of your air conditioner and heater so that it can draw outdoor air into the vents. At the same time that it brings in this fresh air, it also draws in stale indoor air, and then runs the two currents through each other. Via a process called counter–flow heat exchange, heat moves from one current to the other. This pre–conditions the incoming fresh air to better match the environment you want indoors.

For example, on a winter day, the current of fresh outdoor air is cold. As it moves through the current of warm indoor air, it gains heat and rises to a more comfortable temperature. The air is pre–heated before it reaches the rest of the house and the heating system. On a summer day, the process flips, and the hot outdoor air loses heat and cools down. You end up enjoying fresh air while not placing a huge burden on either the air conditioner or the heater.

How Is an HRV Different from an ERV?

We also offer installation and services for energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), an indoor air quality device that works in much the same way as a heat recovery ventilator. What’s the difference between the two of them? The main one is the ERVs transfer moisture along with heat during counter–flow heat exchange, which allows them to help with balancing indoor humidity. However, HRVs are often better at dealing with colder weather. The type that will work best for your home is something that you should leave to professionals: don’t guess at whether you should have an HRV or an ERV. We’re here to help with that!

Contact Us for ERV System Service

If all of this has you intrigued, feel free to contact our team at McCreery & Sun Of Colorado. We offer full service for installation, repairs, and replacements of heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators. We guarantee all of our installation work, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll receive the new model that will do the job you need. If you require repairs at any time in the future, you only need to give us a call.

We provide a wide range of different indoor air quality services that will improve your home’s air. To find out more, schedule an appointment with one of our IAQ technicians.