Energy Recovery Ventilator
You care about having fresh air to breathe and the energy efficiency of your home and we care about making sure you have it. That is why we are proud to offer the highest quality energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) available.
Homes are tightly built and upgraded to maximize efficiency. Unfortunately, this tight construction often traps contaminants inside your home. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the more dangerous contaminants that can become trapped and without proper fresh air exchanges, CO2 levels rise.
One of the quickest and simplest ways to bring fresh air into your home is to open a window. Unfortunately, the weather in the St. Louis area doesn’t often cooperate and extreme cold or hot temperatures, heavy rain, days when the outdoor allergen levels or pollutants are high, make it nearly impossible to keep your windows open. Luckily for you, you can turn to an ERV to help improve the indoor air quality in your home.
How Does an ERV Work?
An ERV works by using an onboard fan to exchange stale inside air with fresher, cleaner and more oxygen-rich outside air through a desiccant material. This technology allows the transfer of heat and humidity to benefit you and your family.
The ERV recovers energy you use to condition your inside air, which will help save you money. For example, in the summer, the heat and humidity that comes with outside air is transferred to the outgoing stale air, bringing in cooler, less humid fresh air. Then during the winter months, your humidified warm air from inside transfers the heat and humidity to the cold, dry fresh air coming in. With an ERV, you can recover 70% of your energy while providing your family with fresher, healthier air.
The radon levels are another concern for many homeowners in the St. Louis area. Another great benefit of an ERV system is that the air it exchanges can reduce the radon build up as well as other harmful indoor toxin and gasses.
Call us today at (314) 770-9800 or click here to find out more about our Energy Recovery Ventilators.