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Santa Fe, NM Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) by Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
Insulation plays an important part in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. Without proper insulation to hinder the transfer of heat between your home and the outside environment, your house would always be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. For all the good that insulation does, though, it has one big drawback: air flow. We tend to focus so much on making our houses little isolated bubbles that we forget how stale the indoor air can get without good air flow. Opening a window often isn’t a good idea, as it negates the effects of the insulation. What, then, can be done to get some fresh air in your home? The answer is a heat recovery ventilator, or HRV. If you need an HRV system installed in your home, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today.
Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing provides reliable heat recovery ventilators in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the surrounding areas.
What Is a Heat Recovery Ventilator?
So, what exactly is a heat recovery ventilator? A heat recovery ventilator is essentially a small heat exchanger, which is often installed in an exterior wall. On the outside, it often looks like a simple metal box. Inside it, however, are a number of pipes that allow air to flow into and out of the home. As the two air flows pass each other in the heat exchanger, they equalize each other’s temperatures. This allows fresh air to flow into the home, without losing climate control like you would when opening a window.
Benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilators
A heat recovery ventilator is a great way to keep your home well–insulated, without running into the disadvantages associated with it. By installing a heat recovery ventilator in a few rooms throughout your home, you can ensure that your air remains at a comfortable temperature without becoming stale. The constant flow of fresh air also helps to clear out any contaminants that might otherwise collect inside a home. Typically, airborne pollutants enter the home when a window is opened and become trapped in the home. With a heat recovery ventilator, you can get all of the fresh air without any of the contaminants that would otherwise enter with it. This is especially important for allergy sufferers, or those with weakened immune systems.
A heat recovery ventilator can also save you money, by making it easier for your forced air systems to maintain the correct temperature in your home. Finally, a heat recovery ventilator helps maintain a comfortable indoor environment by maintaining humidity levels in the home. With a heat recovery ventilator, you never have to worry about excess humidity infiltrating your home from outside.
We Install and Service HRV Systems
Installing an HRV system isn’t as easy as simply sticking it in a window. Often, it involves cutting a small hole in the exterior wall. This is definitely not something that you want done by someone without professional experience. Call us instead! Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing has been installing heat recovery ventilators in homes for years. We’ll make sure your HRV system is installed correctly the first time around.