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Heat Recovery Ventilators
In an effort to increase efficiency, modern homes are built virtually air tight to reduce air leakage. While this is a great way to cut down on energy costs, your home still needs to gain access to fresh air in order to keep your indoor air quality high. While you can open a window or a door, this reduces efficiency and also lets many outside air contaminants into your home. That’s where heat recovery ventilators come in. They allow you to add fresh air to your home, filter it, and also further increase the efficiency of your home.
At Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer complete heat recovery ventilator installation, repair, and maintenance services in the Bristol, CT area. Call us to talk with one of our friendly professionals about any HRV services that you might need.
What Are Whole–Home Heat Recovery Ventilators?
Pollutants like pet dander, cleaning supplies, paint, dust mites, and many other contaminants can build up in your home’s air. Getting fresh air into your home without sacrificing efficiency is critical for your respiratory health and for the quality of air in your home. Heat recovery ventilators allow you to do just that.
Whole–home heat recovery ventilators attach to your heating and air conditioning systems and allow them to take in outside air, filter it and also pre–heat or pre–cool it before it gets to your heater or AC system. In the winter, the heat recovery ventilator pulls in cold outside air and passes it through a heat exchanger. Simultaneously, the HRV will take warm, stale air from your home and pass it through the same heat exchanger. The two streams of air never mix but the heat from the warm air will pre–heat the cold incoming air which reduces the amount of energy that your furnace has to use to fully heat that air. In the summer, the process is reversed so that the cooler air leaving your home pre–cools the hot air coming in from the outside.
Heat Recovery Ventilator Installation
If you’re interested in improving the quality of air in your home in the Bristol, CT as well as the efficiency, just call the heat recovery ventilator installation professionals at Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer free in–home comfort consultations where we can talk with you about your options and also walk you through the entire installation process. We put all of our pricing up front so that there aren’t any surprise charges on your bill. Give us a call today and one of our friendly experts will be able to answer any questions that you might have.
Heat Recovery Ventilator Repair
If you have a heat recovery ventilator in your home, then it works hard any time your AC or heater is operating. All this use can cause it to break down and need repair. Call us here at Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning for any heat recovery ventilator repair that you need in the Bristol, CT area. But how can you tell if your whole–home HRV isn’t working well? Here are a few problems to watch for.
- Clogs – Because your heat recovery ventilator pulls in a lot of air, it can sometimes get clogged by particles in the air, leading to restricted air flow. It might be that the intake vent is clogged with leaves or debris. It might be that the HRV air filter is clogged. This can result in you not getting enough heating or cooling to the rooms in your home.
- Leaks – If the vent connections come loose, it could cause your heat recovery ventilator to start leaking air. This would not only waste energy in your home, but it could also impact how much heating or cooling you get.
- Noises – As your heat recovery ventilator pulls in air from the outside it can suck in a lot of different pollutants and contaminants. If you hear rattling or whistling, it could mean that there is a leaf or branch caught in the heat exchanger.
Heat Recovery Ventilator Maintenance
Like any of your home appliances, your heat recovery ventilator needs to be regularly inspected, cleaned and tuned–up. When you call Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning for maintenance, we will visit your home annually to conduct a thorough inspection, cleaning and repair of your entire heating and air conditioning system—including your HRV. We will take the unit apart, clean out the heat exchanger, change the filter, check the vent connections and also check the condensation drain (if your HRV has one). All of this could help reduce repairs, increase efficiency, and extend the life of your heat recovery ventilator.
Call for Heat Recovery Ventilator Services Today
If you’re interested in learning more about our heat recovery ventilator services in the Bristol area, just call the specialists at Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning today. We can work on any type or brand of system that you might have.