The air inside a Cincinnati home or business is typically far more polluted than the air outdoors – contaminants build up indoors and exist at higher concentrations because many residences and commercial buildings don’t have adequate ventilation.
The summer is a particularly tricky time when ventilation is concerned – you likely aren’t taking advantage of natural ventilation methods, such as opening doors and windows, because you don’t want to waste the energy used to cool the air inside, nor do you want your interiors to heat up. To avoid energy waste and discomfort while providing your home or commercial building adequate ventilation that will remove airborne contaminants, an energy recovery ventilator is the solution to your indoor air quality issues!
What is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?
An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a type of ventilator which expels polluted indoor air from a building while replacing it with fresh, outdoor air without wasting cooling or heating energy. These systems utilize a heat exchanger to pull energy from the polluted indoor air it sends outside, which is used to pretreat incoming outdoor air. When used in the summertime, fresh air will be cooled and dehumidified by the ERV before it enters your home or business.
Benefits of Installing an ERV
An ERV can be used year-round to provide essential ventilation for your home or business. In the winter, the ERV pretreats incoming air with the heat energy pulled from the outdoor air.
No matter the season, by reusing energy extracted from outgoing air, an ERV boosts energy efficiency. Your heating or cooling systems are not forced to condition the new supply of air, saving you money and reducing system stress.
With an ERV in place, occupants will benefit from constant fresh air which reduces levels of common indoor contaminants, such as mold and dust, which trigger allergy symptoms and exacerbate existing health conditions.
Ventilation solutions reduce the number of allergens and contaminants indoors, improving indoor air quality and preventing suffering from common allergy triggers. Nelson Comfort will set you up with a new energy recovery ventilator which will keep your Cincinnati home or business properly ventilated without wasting your cooling energy – contact us today to schedule an estimate.