If you’re looking for a way to improve the ventilation in your Crestwood, Missouri, home, consider an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV). An ERV is a ventilation system that brings in fresh outside air and expels stale indoor air. Installing an ERV increases your HVAC system’s energy efficiency, improves your moisture control, and improves your indoor air quality.
Increased Energy Efficiency
ERV’s pre-treat incoming air. In the summer, an ERV will send cool, stale air outside and replace it with warm, fresh air. Before the warm air goes through your HVAC, the ERV will cool and dehumidify it.
In the winter, the opposite occurs and the system sends warm, stale air out, replacing it with cool, fresh air. The ERV will heat the incoming cool air, reducing the workload on your HVAC system. Since the system doesn’t have to work as hard to heat and cool, you’ll experience increased energy efficiency and possibly even a longer system lifespan.
Improved Moisture Control
A key feature of an ERV is its ability to control moisture in your home. As outside air is drawn inside, the ERV strips that air of moisture, preventing the moisture from entering your home. Without this feature, your home’s humidity levels would become uncomfortably high during Missouri’s humid summer months. In the winter months, an ERV traps the moisture in the outgoing interior air and keeps it inside, preventing your home from becoming uncomfortably dry.
Better Indoor Air Quality
An ERV continuously ventilates your home by removing stale, contaminated air and replacing it with fresh, filtered air. By flushing pollutants out of the air, it improves your air quality, and good indoor air quality is associated with better sleep, improved mental clarity, and a decrease in asthma and allergy symptoms.
Are you interested in an ERV installation? Give us a call at C & G Heating & Cooling at (314) 254-9196. We’d love to discuss these benefits and many other solutions with you.
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