December IAQ Product of the Month

December 1, 2016

HRVs/ERVs

Take a look at the home performance industry, and you’ll notice that things are quite different than they were 20 or 30 years ago. Advancements in building science have been difficult if not impossible to ignore. Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency kept top-of-mind, which means they’re built more tightly than ever before. This bodes well for home performance, but it also sets a home up for poor indoor air quality if proper ventilation isn’t considered.

At Excel, we’re constantly trying to empower Harrisonburg, VA homeowners to get the most out of home performance, and we want them to do so safely.

What are HRVs/ERVs?

Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) are two types of equipment that are capable of removing stale indoor air and replacing it with fresh air throughout the day.

While similar in many ways, HRVs and ERVs operate uniquely to one another. Both types of equipment supply air to the home and remove stale air via exhaust, with the main difference between the two being that HRVs transfer heat and ERVs transfer heat and moisture. Because of this, ERVs are typically installed in homes that are located in warmer climates, as they play a key role in removing moisture from incoming air.

In most cases, both HRVs and ERVs will require ducted systems, which means they’ll be able to remove and supply air to and from the entire home.

The Lennox Difference

Lennox is one of the most trusted names in the HVAC industry, with claims to fame that include production of the first riveted-steel furnace in 1895. The company has remained at the forefront of innovation since its inception, and today, Lennox HRVs and ERVs are considered to be some of the best examples of this type of technology on the market.

Our current specials on Lennox HRVs and ERVs won’t last long, and there’s no better time than now to see what a tighter, more efficient home can do for your energy bill and the health and safety of you and your family.

If you’re ready to take the next step in improving your home’s indoor air quality, especially in the winter, ventilation is the way to go.

Contact us today to learn more about which system is right for your home and to schedule an appointment with one of the home comfort specialists at Excel.