The Basics of Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)

The Basics of Heat Recovery Ventilation

During the winter, we all want to close the doors and windows, plug up any cracks, and keep the heat inside. It’s a familiar task, especially in the winter. In the summertime, you’re less likely to see people keeping heat in, instead choosing to push it out. Achieving an airtight home is tricky, though. But not impossible. A heat recovery ventilation system can increase energy efficiency and retain heat in your home.

The Basics of HRV

Heat Recovery Ventilation is designed specifically to reduce heat loss and optimize heating – both are sourced of reduced comfort and increased costs.

The basics include:

  • A series of small-diameter, flexible ductwork installed through the attic to remove stale air from the kitchen, bathroom, and utility rooms. At the same time, a separate duct brings fresh, filtered outdoor air into the house.
  • A central control system separates intake and exhaust fans to move equal air volume through the ducts.
  • New models integrate a fully-programmable motor fan to cut energy consumption further.

Homes Today

Most residential homes are built to repel outdoor air to provide proper heating and cooling from indoor units, such as a central air conditioning system. The result of this intended efficiency, however, means stagnated air and indoor air pollution – both serious issues today.

The solution? A heat recovery ventilator. The ventilator is designed to bring in the fresh air and exhaust stale air in controlled, viable volumes. At the same time, the ventilator maintains indoor air balance, which is critical to both heating and cooling each room in the house. The unit works in tandem with your current cooling system for maximum efficiency.

Contact Us

If you’d like to take advantage of heat recovery ventilation, contact Paradigm Roofing by calling (972) 542-7774. We’ll schedule service that works with your hectic lifestyle, so just give us a call today!