You’ve spent a lot of time and money ensuring your Eastman, Georgia, home’s indoor air quality is good by creating a tight building envelope. However, in your quest to keep outdoor pollutants out, you might be creating a home environment where pollutants continuously circulate through the air. If you have this problem, the answer is an energy recovery ventilator.

What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

An Energy Recovery Ventilator is a ventilation system that helps freshen the air inside your house. A typical ventilator pulls the stale air out and replaces it with filtered air from outside. An ERV does this with an energy transfer process that allows it to pre-heat or pre-cool the air entering your home. That way, you aren’t exchanging conditioned air for hot air from outside.

How Can It Help With Allergies?

If you have allergies, you need to ventilate your home properly to ease symptoms. No matter how careful you are cleaning, dust mites, volatile organic compounds and pet dander can build up inside. If you suffer from allergies, you’re probably already using tight-weave filters. That’s good, because those filters trap allergens.

However, when you have a tight building envelope, those allergens never escape from your indoor environment. If your air filters get too clogged, the allergens can escape back into your indoor air, and you breathe them in once again. Because an ERV pulls air out of your home and replaces it with filtered air from outside, it can remove the air carrying those allergens. Use one to refresh the air inside your home when you have a tight building envelope.

We can install an ERV to cover multiple areas in your home, complete with its own air supply and return ducts. It doesn’t connect to your HVAC system, but when installed correctly, it won’t impede your HVAC system’s work at all. If you want to find out more, contact Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-298-4115.

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