Heat recovery ventilators are becoming more and more popular among homeowners. If you haven’t heard of these devices before, you might want to check them out. Heat recovery ventilators pull in fresh air from the outdoors and then disperse that air throughout your home. According to Nancy McKeraghan from Canco Climatecare, these devices are especially helpful during the colder months for a number of reasons.
First off, heat recovery ventilators improve air purity levels. From wintertime to springtime, the air inside our homes becomes dry and stale, McKeraghan says. We don’t open our doors or windows, because we don’t want to compromise indoor temperatures and lose any heat. Heat recovery ventilators actually draw in clean, crisp air from the outdoors, warm that air and then disperse it throughout your home.
Second, heat recovery ventilators also boost moisture levels during the wintertime. They can be programmed to release more humidity when needed. When moisture levels are balanced, people breathe easier. Their skin and eyes are less irritated. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions, you might consider having a heat recovery ventilator installed, McKeraghan says.
Third, heat recovery ventilators just make your home feel warmer and more inviting. If you’re planning to spend most of your days and nights indoors this winter, you probably to make your living space as cozy as possible.
Heat recovery ventilators come in a variety of designs and functions. Some contain high efficiency air filters or air pollution detectors. Speak with your heat recovery ventilator provider for a recommendation, McKeraghan says. Be sure to do your own research, too. It’s always a good idea to compare prices, system and service warranties between units.
For more information on heat recovery ventilators, visit www.cancoclimatecare.com.