Having good indoor air quality inside your home involves having clean air to breathe and good ventilation throughout your home. Many homeowners have taken steps to make their homes as air–tight as possible, which is great for energy efficiency but not so good for healthy, and necessary, ventilation. Wasting energy by throwing open a window or two isn’t an option, so what can you do to help improve your home’s indoor ventilation without decreasing your energy efficiency?
Let our indoor air quality experts install an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV, to your HVAC system. If you’ve already discovered the benefits of an ERV, and have one installed in your home presently, that is great news – but to reap the benefits of your ERV for the long–term, you’ll need to have experts to call for repair and annual maintenance, and the specialists at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air are here to help. Your energy recovery ventilator is an important part of your HVAC system, and having an amateur or other under–qualified person attempt to repair, maintain, install or replace your ERV means taking a risk that is likely not to pay off. Don’t gamble with your ventilation system; instead, call one of our experts for the assistance you need.
Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air provides professional energy recovery ventilation services in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment .
What Is an ERV System?
An energy recovery system is a device that accomplishes two things at once: it helps bring a flow of continuous fresh air into your home while also boosting your HVAC’s energy efficiency through pre–treating the incoming fresh air. The key to any ERV is the transference of thermal energy and humidity. During the winter, your outgoing stale, warm air is expelled, but its heat energy and moisture are applied to the incoming cool, dry air; in the summer, your cool, dry, stale air is expelled, but as the stale air vents, its thermal energy is applied to the incoming warm, humid air, pre–cooling and dehumidifying it. All of this work happens before the incoming air reaches your HVAC system, making the operation both convenient and seamless.
Why Energy Recovery Is Important
It’s obvious why good ventilation is important throughout the year, but an ERV does more than this. The pre–treating of the incoming fresh air, plus the filtering of the fresh air that occurs inside the ERV, lessens the workload of your HVAC system and improves your indoor air quality. Taking a closer look, the pre–treating process delivers pre–warmed or pre–cooled air to your HVAC system; this means your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to reach the set temperature in your home, thanks to the pre–treatment. When it comes to indoor air quality, the fresh air is filtered twice: first in the ERV and second through the filter in your HVAC system. But good installation, repair and maintenance are the keys to gaining all the benefits an ERV has to offer your home, and these things can only come from a trained expert.
Call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air for Energy Recovery Ventilator Services in Sacramento, CA
At Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air, our indoor air quality experts understand that your indoor comfort doesn’t just revolve around temperature; it also revolves around having good ventilation and healthy indoor air. An ERV can help you achieve all three of these things, so if you need repair, replacement, maintenance or a new ERV installation in the Sacramento, CA area, call us today!