There are two types of ventilation systems—heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV).
Each one is a good fit for new homes or remodeled homes with energy upgrades, but are made with different climates in mind.
Regions with a wide variety of weather patterns, including the Midwest, can get value from both systems. Contact us for more information about which system is best for Des Moines.
Heat Recovery Ventilation
HRV operates best in chillier climates. It exhausts air from your space, replacing it with fresh air from outside your home.
As an energy-efficient benefit, it maintains the heat from your indoor air. That way, you won’t have to pay to heat fresh (but chillier) air from outside.
Energy Recovery Ventilation
ERV is a good fit for warm, humid areas. It takes the heat and moisture out of your home’s air and sends it outside. This helps you maintain ideal humidity levels in your space. Balanced humidity can keep your house more comfortable and cause you to use your air conditioning less often—saving you more money on cooling costs.