HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators)

Air Quality - HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators)


HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators)

New Houses Don't Breathe

As most people know, new houses are constructed to be air tight. Although this is far more efficient in terms of heating and cooling, it also causes problems with air quality since there is no circulation. Our industry has a solution to help prevent mold and moisture problems, and to improve indoor air quality. This is where HRVs come in.

HRVs Provide Fresh Air

An HRV works by constantly bringing fresh air into a house and exhausting stale air. The air that is brought into the house gets passed through a screen at the exterior, then through a filter inside the unit, then through the HRV core, which is actually a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger allows the fresh outdoor air to get warmed by stale indoor air right before the indoor air gets exhausted to the exterior. This allows from 60 - 80% of the heat in the air to be re-captured.

All new homes built today need a means of mechanical ventilation.

HRVs Have Many Names

If you hear any of these terms, someone is probably talking about an HRV:

  • Air-to-air heat exchanger
  • Air exchanger
  • Whole house ventilator
  • Big square thingy in the furnace room

Eco Furnace would be happy to set up an appointment to meet you and discuss your ventilation needs. Excellent Service. Outstanding Value. We have built our reputation in Custom Comfort by providing honest and practical advice for all of our clients' personal climate needs.

We sell high-efficiency furnaces, air conditioners, boilers, fireplaces, air filters, humidifiers, HRVs and other home comfort products, all backed by our 100% installation guarantee.