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Energy Recovery Ventilators

Energy Recovery Ventilator Services in Birmingham, AL

As fuel prices fluctuate and homeowners are thinking more and more about efficiency when heating and cooling their homes, two schools of thought find themselves at odds. Is it better to sacrifice some efficiency to allow for sufficient ventilation in one's home, or must one put their indoor air quality in jeopardy in order to heat and cool his or her home in an affordable and efficient manner? The good news is that, with the use of an ERV in Birmingham, AL, you can have the best of both worlds.

With an ERV system, you can ventilate your home sufficiently without throwing your hard-earned money out the window. Just remember that you must have your energy recovery ventilator expertly installed and serviced by a qualified professional if you hope to enjoy the full benefit of its operation. Reading this indicates that you are well on your way to doing so. Give Douglas Cooling & Heating a call today to inquire about the energy recovery ventilator systems available to you.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers professional energy recovery ventilator services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas.

What Is an ERV?

An ERV, or energy recovery ventilator, is a mechanical ventilation device that works in conjunction with one’s HVAC system. It operates on a fairly basic concept of heat exchange, but in a rather ingenious manner. Essentially, the ERV transfers thermal energy in order to cut down on energy use in the home. It does this by passing ingoing and outgoing airstreams very near one another as it ventilates the house.

During the winter, the heat in the outgoing air, which is warm but stale of a low quality, is used in order to preheat the incoming air, which is fresh but cold. The process reverses in the summer, when the outgoing cool, but stale, air is used to absorb heat from the incoming hot air, which is fresh. The ERV will also balance humidity between the two in order to further optimize comfort and IAQ levels.

We Install and Replace ERV Systems

When an ERV system is expertly installed by a qualified technician, the energy recovery process is hugely beneficial. It allows homeowners to enjoy the great comfort and indoor air quality that they deserve, without driving up energy costs beyond manageable levels. It also helps to take a lot of strain off of HVAC systems. Needless to say, only a professional ERV installation is going to allow for maximum benefits, so you are wise to schedule your energy recovery ventilator installation or replacement with a member of our staff. When you do, you can rest assured in knowing that the job is done right and that your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Count On Us for ERV Repairs and Maintenance

Your ERV is not going to require very extensive maintenance services, but it should absolutely be assessed and tuned up as needed during routine HVAC maintenance service. Reliable as these devices are when properly installed, no mechanical system is ever going to be completely reliable. If you feel as though your ERV is falling short in any way, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our technicians will be able to get to the bottom of the situation, and they’ll ensure that any necessary energy recovery ventilator repairs are completed with the utmost care.