Keeping Energy Efficient Using a Heat Recovery Ventilator in Your Hillsborough Home So you’re livin’ large in a northern region, i.e., anywhere northwest of the Florida panhandle. Ok… you’re maybe slightly further north. And you’ve heard how beneficial indoor air ventilation can be for indoor air quality. But, you may be thinking, “won’t all my warm air just float away if I increase my ventilation?” That’s where the Heat Recovery Ventilator comes in to play. With two fans set at opposite sides of your home—one for blowing in fresh air, the other for blowing out stale air—the heat recovery ventilator directs air through various ducts past the heat exchanger. Now the heat exchanger is similar to a cop at a checkpoint, checking to see if the stale air is packing heat. If there’s heat in the outgoing stale air, it moves it to the incoming fresh air, but leaves the contaminants and odors heading down a one-way duct. Now you’ve got ventilation that touts high energy efficiency. The heat recovery ventilator is ideal for colder climates. It’s also appropriate for newer or remodeled, tightly-sealed homes that could contain pockets of stale and/or contaminated air. If you reside in a warm zone, you may want to consider getting an Energy Recovery Ventilator instead. If you live in the Midwest, you’ll most likely benefit from having both. Don’t put up with poor indoor air anymore, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hillsborough today. Our experts will blow away the stale air in your home while maintaining your heat, saving you money, and improving your indoor air quality. We provide quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service — for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Call us at 908-448-2154.