Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs)
Air quality is important, especially the quality of the air you breathe inside your home. Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is a process by which indoor air is exchanged for treated outdoor air, keeping a fresh and clean air flow throughout your home. These systems can be referred to as an Air Exchanger System or an ERV Ventilation System, and are connected into the HVAC system of your home. Their purpose is to pull fresh, clean air into your home and remove stale/unclean air, as well as treat the air it is pulling in to create an optimal environment for your family.
Our skilled technicians at JP's Plumbing and Heating are the experts that can answer all of your ERV and HVAC-related questions. We follow a specific process when installing ERV's to guarantee their effectiveness. Beginning with a thorough assessment of your property's ventilation needs, we will then share our selections for the appropriate ERV system we believe will best work with your home. We then install your system with expertise and precision, prioritizing a non-disruptive installation experience to minimize inconvenience for your and your family. During every step of the installation process we are available to keep you updated and answer any questions that you may have.
Like any mechanical system, ERVs can only last so long, but with quality maintenance your system has the potential to function for up to 20 years. The primary component that might need attention as the years go by, is the venting because it is pliable, but this is a generally easy replacement.
Since these systems are so integral to your home energy savings and general air quality, annual maintenance is recommended. Routine maintenance calls can include simple tasks such as checking the filters and airflow pathway, cleaning and dirt buildup, checking the motors, recalibrating controllers, and making sure the exhaust fan is operating at its best. These simple maintenance tasks will ensure that your system is working at peak efficiency.
Considering installing a new ERV system in your home? While there is some cost up front, they are a worthwhile investment with benefits including...
- Energy Efficiency. Don't overburden your HVAC system. When your ERV system transfers energy between incoming and outgoing air streams, a comfortable indoor temperature will be maintained with less overall strain on your heating and cooling systems. Not only does this lead to energy savings, but it also puts less strain on your HVAC systems overall.
- Cost Savings. The energy-efficient operation of your home's ERV will translate into reduced utility bills over time, saving you money in the long run.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality. By ensuring a constant flow of fresh outdoor air into your home, an ERV system stands to offer countless health benefits. Pollutants and Allergens will have less of an opportunity to build up, and the air inside your home will never be stale.
- Moisture Control. ERV's effectively control humidity levels, which contributes to a healthier indoor environment. Mold and mildew is less likely to grow in a controlled environment such as this. Save money on a system that both ensures fresh air flow and does the job of a humidifier, all within one system.