Our weather can be quite a challenge.
We deal with temperatures down to the negatives and being below freezing is common.
We’re exposed to brutal wind chill, excessive humidity, torrential rains, high winds, thunderstorms plus ice and hail. There is seldom a chance to open the windows plus welcome in a fresh breeze. With the gas furnace or a/c running just about all the time, there is never fresh air. The cost of heating plus cooling accounts for about 70% of the household energy consumption, then minimizing energy waste plus yearly bills is consistently a main focus. I’ve upgraded windows, caulked, weatherstripped plus insulated, taking every chance to seal up the home. I’ve put a great deal of time, effort plus cash into preventing the paid for air from leaking out. However, this also cuts down on essential ventilation. Allergens such as dust, dander, pollen plus mold spores get stuck inside the apartment plus repeatedly circulated by the heating/cooling device. The air feels stale, smells quite musty plus creates a potential health threat. To resolve these woes, I’ve installed a heat recovery ventilation system. An HRV is like having an open window with none of the energy waste with it. The system brings in a good stream of fresh air to fix the stale air. It helps to get rid of the added humidity plus contaminants for superior air quality plus comfort. In the Wintertime, the ventilator will take the outgoing air, using it to preheat the incoming air.