What Are Energy Recovery Ventilators

Did you know that energy recovery ventilators, or ERV’s for short, are ventilation systems that carry a specific amount of filtered fresh air into your home or building? ERV’s also remove stale indoor air at the same time. There are actually multiple types of ERV’s that are currently available on the market today ranging from the heat-pipe heat exchanger, plate heat exchanger, rotary heat exchanger and the runaround loop coil. In essence, all of the above types of ERV’s transfer both the moisture and heat that occurs between the air that’s incoming and the air that’s outgoing at your property.

The bottom line is that ERV’s properly ventilate your home and or building. In addition, they also go a long way in reducing the load on your HVAC system. That fact saves you a significant amount of money on your monthly energy bill, and also extends the life of your HVAC equipment. Many properties are well insulated, but if they’re not ventilated correctly, they tend to trap allergens that are dangerous to the health of the people who live in or work at your property. The good news is that ERV’s are a cost-effective solution that not only improves the air quality, removes any contaminants, and uses a lot less energy to keep your home or building comfortable.

In addition, ERV’s keep the humidity level at your property in balance. Most property owners don’t think about this, but the humidity level plays a huge factor in the overall comfort level for the people who live and or work at your home and or building. For example, the humidity levels make it feel a lot warmer during the summer months. On the other hand, the lack of humidity during the cold winter months has adverse effects such as dry skin. The good news is that ERV’s transfer moisture in order to keep the moisture levels even throughout the different seasons.

Here’s how it works. In the winter, your ERV keeps the moisture in the air instead of sending that moisture outside. However, in the summer, your ERV dehumidifies the air that it brings inside your home and or building. This reduces the need to use your AC during the hot summer months and the heat during the cold winter months.

We know how important it is to have the proper ventilation system in your home and or building. We also know how important it is to save as much as you can on your monthly energy bill. Energy Recovery Ventilators are the solution to both. Please contact us today for more information. 

JCP Plumbing & Heating is located in Oxford, MA. We offer plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services for both residential and commercial properties. Your heating, cooling, and plumbing systems have a tremendous impact on both your comfort and your energy bills. That’s why we specialize in providing our valued clients with high-efficiency heating, cooling solutions, and plumbing solutions. Our goal is to keep you comfortable in your home or place of business. We are incredibly proud of our on-time arrival records, our team of certified and licensed heating, cooling and plumbing technician experts, and the products and services that we provide.

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