Modern Winter Haven, Florida, homes are well-sealed so they can conserve energy and help you keep your power bills low. However, that can also prevent dust, pollen, dirt, pet dander, biological growth, and excess humidity from escaping. These pollutants can cause allergy or asthma symptoms, eye irritation, fatigue, sore throats, and other health problems. An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, can help you save energy, remove bad smells, and control humidity levels.
An energy recovery ventilator works much like a heat pump. It saves energy by transferring heat as it provides ventilation. In winter, it heats fresh air before allowing it into your home. Then, it reverses the process to cool fresh air by removing heat from it in summer. That way, you can enjoy clean air without losing power through open windows or doors. An ERV can also extend your HVAC system’s life span by reducing its workload and minimizing wear.
Fewer Bad Smells
Energy recovery ventilators can help remove bad smells from cooking, biological growth that could make your home musty, the scent of an air freshener you don’t like, and more. An ERV can make your home smell fresh and clean. Because it filters fresh air before bringing it into your home, you can also avoid the smell of car exhaust and the smoke from nearby barbecues.
Better Humidity Control
An ERV gets rid of excess humidity resulting from activities such as cooking or showering. If your HVAC system makes your indoor air too dry, an energy recovery ventilator can add moisture from outdoor air to your home. This prevents nosebleeds, dry skin, cracks in wood floors and furniture, and other problems.
Wards Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 55 years of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help you choose the best energy recovery ventilator for your home or business. For outstanding, friendly service from our knowledgeable technicians, call us at 863-225-7202.
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