At Miller Climate Control, our customers are our neighbors—that means we understand full well what a challenge it is to bring fresh air into your Georgetown, Cedar Park, or Round Rock, TX home without sacrificing the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. During a cold winter night, it wouldn’t make much sense to have an open window while the furnace is blasting—the same way having a window open during the hottest summer days while your AC is running isn’t efficient.
Before you admit defeat and accept that you can’t have fresh air and proper heating or cooling, however, let us tell you about heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs). These devices make it easy to bring in fresh outdoor air while recovering the energy that may otherwise be lost to the outside. Contact our team to learn more today or to schedule service in Georgetown, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX!
These systems are designed to allow fresh air to enter the ventilation system of your Georgetown, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX home through an outdoor vent. This air goes through a process called counter–flow heat exchange, which pre–heats or pre–cools it, then it enters your home closer to the desired indoor temperature—taking a large amount of stress off your air conditioner and heating system.
If you’re curious about more of the science behind HRV systems and ERV systems—these setups work to run the fresh outdoor air through an opposite current of stale indoor air. So in cold weather, the cool outdoor air will gain heat from the warm indoor air, and in the summer, the warm indoor air will lose heat to the cool indoor air—essentially "recovering" the energy originally used to condition your home, hence the name of these systems. They’re beneficial in just about any climate where an AC or heater is used—so one would be perfect for your home!
One of the most common questions we get about HRV and ERV systems is, "what’s the difference?" The truth is, not much—however, your home may be suited more to one than the other. The main difference between the two is that an energy recovery ventilator also transfers moisture between the two currents of air, so it helps with humidity control.
A heat recovery ventilator, however, is more effective in colder climates. You can rely on our professional installers to help you make an educated decision about which type of ventilator will do the job you require of it for your home.
It is our job and our honor to ensure that you and your family have excellent air quality for your household, while also helping you save on energy costs. Give our experts a call to schedule HRV or ERV installation in Georgetown, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX —or other services, such as repair or maintenance.
And don’t forget to ask about our Diamond M Club maintenance membership—you’ll enjoy many membership benefits plus you’ll ensure that your HVAC systems are working as effectively and efficiently as they should, for as long as they should.
Whether you’d like to schedule installation, repair or maintenance, our pros are ready to help! Give us a call to request an estimate on indoor air quality services in Georgetown, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX.