During a cold Calgary winter, homeowners need to balance the need for ventilation with high energy costs, and using a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help ensure both.
A heat recovery ventilator is essentially a home-air management system. It uses existing ductwork to distribute fresh incoming air, while exhausting old stale air. You can also install an HRV if your home doesn’t have existing ductwork by using newly installed direct ductwork.
Here’s how it works:
The most important factor in this process is that the two streams of air never combine, so there’s no chance for polluted indoor air to enter the stream of fresh incoming air — only the heat is transferred.
In this way, HRVs help to circulate air throughout your home, providing an extra measure of filtration each time the air passes through the system. Because it can reuse heat, the cost of using the HRV is offset. In fact, National Resources Canada estimates that HRVs can reuse up to 80 percent of exhausted heat.
Get better control over your home’s ventilation, while managing energy bills, with a heat recovery ventilator. Arpi’s Industries can help you select and install a ventilation system, ensuring better home comfort and stable energy bills. Just contact us today to get started! We’ve been serving homeowners in Greater Calgary for almost 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat recovery ventilators and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.