Are you concerned about the quality of your home’s air? Canadian winters and breezy falls and springs mean many consecutive months with windows shut tightly. A heat recovery ventilator can bring the freshness of the outdoors into your home without the cold breezes or pesky allergens. Stale air is moved outside while crisp, natural air comes in and is circulated throughout your home.
When it comes to air circulation, you have two choices:
- Heat recovery ventilator: Residents often choose this one that’s perfect for colder climates, this unit will grab the heat inside your home and transfer it to fresh air from the outside. This process will help keep you warm in the winter and may also reduce condensation that can damage windows, insulation and furniture in those colder months.
- Energy recovery ventilator: These units are particularly useful for homes in areas with milder winters. It transfers moisture and heat from incoming fresh air to the outgoing airstream. Believe it or not, it can remove almost half of the moisture from the air that comes in, which is critical to keeping your home cool and dry.