Keeping Energy Efficient Using a Heat Recovery Ventilator in Your Hurricane Home So you’re livin’ large in a northern climate, i.e., anywhere northwest of the Florida panhandle. Ok… you’re maybe a little further north. And you’ve heard how valuable indoor air ventilation can be for indoor air quality. But, you think to yourself, “won’t all my warm air just float away if I expand my ventilation?” That’s where the Heat Recovery Ventilator comes in. With two fans set at opposing sides of your living space—one for blowing in fresh air, the other for blowing out stale air—the heat recovery ventilator directs air through several ducts past the heat exchanger. Now the heat exchanger is acting as a cop at a checkpoint, monitoring to see if the stale air includes heat. If there’s heat in the outgoing stale air, it transfers it to the incoming fresh air, but leaves the contaminants and odors heading down a one-way duct. Now you’ve got ventilation that has high energy efficiency. The heat recovery ventilator is ideal for colder climates. It’s also a great solution 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. Improve your air now, by calling Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hurricane 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 have quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service — for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Call us at 304-760-5088.