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Why Use an ERV in My Home?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

family-enjoying-their-comfortThere are many great heating systems on the market today, and homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to manufacturer, make, and model. The ability to heat your home successfully is certainly not out of grasp. The problem that many homeowners struggle with is how to heat their homes effectively while also doing so efficiently, and without putting their indoor air quality on the chopping block.

It may sound like a tough balancing act, but there is a single piece of equipment that allows you to achieve this seemingly lofty goal. Give us a call and have an energy recovery ventilator installed in your home. With an ERV in Bolingbrook, IL, your indoor air quality is protected, along with your budget and your comfort. Sound too good to be true? Well, we’re happy to explain how it’s possible. 

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How an Energy Recovery Ventilator can Benefit You

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We live in an area that can be quite hot in the summer season, and also unrelentingly cold in the winter. That means that you are going to have to use your home heating system to warm your home in the winter, and your AC to cool it down in the summer. That also means that you’ll be paying to do so, and that you’ll want to enjoy the best energy efficiency possible.

The issue with this is that modern homes are sealed up so tightly, in order to protect energy efficiency, that they put indoor air quality at risk. When you have an energy recovery ventilator in Bolingbrook, IL, though, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Read on to learn more.

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Struggling with Ventilation? Consider an ERV

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter has taken its time getting here this year (thankfully!), but it has arrived. Many homes in Bolingbrook have made great strides in becoming as air-tight as possible, which helps tremendously with energy efficiency. However, one problem with being so air-tight is a lack of good ventilation. This can be quite the conundrum for some, but we have the perfect solution: an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV.

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Why Use an Energy Recover Ventilator (ERV) in Bolingbrook?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Energy efficiency is a year-round issue, and good ventilation can be one that is of concern many months of the year. Many times this can be a two-pronged issue in the sense that you install and use one component for better energy efficiency and yet another for better ventilation. But what if we told you there were a single component that can do both? There is such a component, and it is called an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV.

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How Can an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help My Cooling This Summer?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

As technology continues to improve home products like insulation, windows and doors, our homes become more air-tight than ever. While this is good for energy efficiency, it actually creates a new problem: that of good ventilation. Throwing open a window isn’t a good solution for this, particularly during the height of summer heat, so what can you do? Consider installing an energy recovery ventilator.

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Heating FAQ: What Is An Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

At DuAll Heating & Cooling, we get a lot of questions about installing energy recovery ventilators for our Romeoville IL area customers. Are you not sure if an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is right for your home? This post will go over the basic benefits of an ERV system and how it works. We can also go over the installation process with you and help you select the model that works best for your home.

An energy recovery ventilator system is basically a pre-heating and pre-cooling system for your heating and AC system. These systems can normally be added to your existing forced-air system, and they also serve as an air purifier and humidity control system. In heating mode, the cold fresh air from outside is pulled in to be heated by your furnace or heat pump. Before it gets there, the energy recovery ventilator allows the warm, stale air leaving the house to transfer up to 70% of its heat to the new cooler air. In cooling mode, the process is reversed.

ERVs are not the same as heat recovery ventilators, though they operate in a similar way. While there is some debate over whether heat recovery ventilators or energy recovery ventilators are the better choice, it really depends on the home and particular situation. Overall, ERVs are intended to be used to add ventilation without losing heat that is normally lost through other venting methods. If you aren’t sure whether an ERV is right for your home, give the Romeoville IL heating experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling a call any time. We can go over your options and help you decide.

If you have an energy recovery ventilator in your home already, but you’re not sure if it’s functioning correctly or have other questions about it, call one of our technicians to diagnose the issue. Our technicians will inspect your system, and help you to set up a maintenance schedule if it is in need of more routine maintenance.

Call DuAll Heating & Cooling today to find out how an energy recovery ventilator can provide efficient ventilation for your Romeoville IL home.

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Why Use an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

If there was a way for you to use less energy to heat and cool your house would you be interested in learning about it? Most people would say yes. An energy recovery ventilator, as its name suggests, is able to capture energy from the air that is entering and leaving your home. It provides a number of other benefits to your home in addition to energy savings. Below are a few reasons to consider installing an energy recovery ventilator in your home in Bolingbrook.

How Does an Energy Recovery Ventilator Work?

An ERV is an additional component of your heating and air conditioning system that, at its most basic level, pre-heats or pre-cools the going into your heating and AC system. Here are the steps in the process for heating season:

  • Cold air from outside and warm, stale air from inside are drawn into the energy recovery ventilator.
  • The two air streams are not mixed but heat energy from the exiting stale air is transferred to the cold air coming in.
  • The now-cooler stale air is exhausted and the now-warmer outside air is filtered and pumped into the heat exchanger to be fully heated.

Efficiency Benefits

One of the main reasons for an ERV is the increase in energy efficiency. With warmer air coming into your furnace or heat pump, your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard. This allows your system to consume less energy and potentially save you money.

Health Benefits

Many energy recovery ventilators also provide air filtration and humidity control features that can increase the air quality in your home. During cooling season, moisture and heat from the outgoing air is added to the cold, dry air coming in. Using a ventilating system to bring in fresh air to your home might be able to reduce the pollutants in your home’s air. Some ERV systems also have filtration components to actively filter incoming air. Not only can indoor air quality and humidity contribute to your comfort levels, but it can also impact how quickly your furniture wears out.

If you have any questions about energy recovery ventilators or if you’re interested in having one installed in your home in Bolingbrook, call the experts at DuAll Heating and Cooling. We have years of experience working with these types of systems. One of our trained technicians can walk you through the process and determine if an energy recovery ventilator is right for you.

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