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Energy Recovery Ventilators in Spring, TX from Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling
One of the major dilemmas with keeping the air inside a home fresh is that it requires occasionally opening up windows and doors to the outside to vent out stale and contaminant-filled air and usher in outdoor air. But when you do this, it places a huge burden on the air conditioning system or heater. Is there way you can enjoy fresher indoor air without sending your heating and cooling bills rocketing skyward?
There is, and it’s called an energy recovery ventilator (ERV for short). These are devices that a professional can integrate into your home’s HVAC system to allow outdoor air into the rooms without giving the AC and heater serious grief. If you are interested in this type of indoor air quality solution for your home in Spring, TX, you only have to give Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling a call. We install and service ERVs as well as many other products that will provide you with healthier, cleaner air in your home.
The indoor air quality specialists at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling offer quality services for energy recovery ventilators in Spring, TX and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Works
An ERV operates through a principle called counter flow heat exchange. The device runs currents of indoor air and outdoor air through each other, causing one to lose its heat to the other. This pre–cools or pre–heats the incoming air (depending on the season) before it reaches the rooms, making it closer to the temperature you want inside your house and relieving stress on the comfort system.
Let’s use the example you are most likely to encounter in Texas: a blazing hot summer day. The ERV draws in fresh, but hot, outdoor air through a vent. It then runs this air through a current of cooler, but stale, air drawn from indoors. The fresh air loses most of its heat to the indoor air and cools down. The stale air is vented to the outside, and the now–cooled fresh air goes to the air conditioning. The AC has to do much less work to cool down this air before it enters the home. During the winter, the process reverses, and the cold outdoor air gains heat from the warm indoor air.
The Benefits of an ERV System
The major advantage of having an energy recovery ventilator installed in your home is that it permits you to enjoy a current of outdoor air without a rise in energy bills. In fact, an ERV recovers around 85% of the energy that would otherwise be lost if you opened up your doors and windows to the outside. You’ll have healthier air and save money at the same time.
There’s an additional benefit: humidity balance. Moisture transfers between the two currents of air as well as heat, which will help you enjoy more comfortable humidity, whether your home is too damp or too dry.
We Offer Installation and other Services for Energy Recovery Ventilators
It takes a trained professional to find the right ERV for a home and then install it so that it does its job. Call Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling if you are interested in energy recovery ventilator installation, and we will see that you receive the best unit for you. We also handle repair and maintenance service for ERVs in Spring, TX.