Indoor Air Quality
Heat Recovery Ventilators
Homes today are sealed up tightly to keep in that comfortable, temperature-controlled air you’re paying so much for, and to keep out the elements and outdoor pollutants that could contaminate your living space. But because of these tight seals, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home has a proper ventilation system in place.
Without adequate ventilation, the air in your home will become stale and uncomfortable. It’s also possible that many types of indoor air contaminants will build up, since they have nowhere else to go. But you can’t just open a window to get better indoor air quality either, because that would defeat the purpose of having such a well-sealed home to begin with.
Heat recovery ventilators will help you keep a steady supply of fresh air going into your home while maintaining a comfortable temperature. Heat recovery ventilators are relatively simple systems, but they need to be installed and maintained by a professional. So if you’d like to learn more about this great technology and how it can be incorporated into your home in the MetroWest area, give Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC a call today.
How Heat Recovery Ventilators Work
Your home is well sealed for a reason. You probably paid a lot for that sophisticated home comfort system and you want to get the most out of it. Because of that, it’s important that the heated and cooled air your system produces stays inside to keep your family comfortable. But how can you ensure adequate air circulation while still conserving your temperature-controlled air?
Heat recovery ventilators attach right to your air ducts and intercept the air as it enters and leaves your home. As the fresh air comes in during the summer months, heat is removed from it and transferred to the air heading outside. That means that the air that reaches your living space is already much cooler than the temperature outside, which helps to maintain a comfortable living environment without your cooling system having to work so hard.
In the winter, this process is reversed. The heat recovery ventilator removes heat from the indoor air as it passes through and transfers that heat to the cooler outdoor air coming in. In this way, you can enjoy a constant influx of fresh air without paying more to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature year–round.
We Are Your Heat Recovery Authority
Because of our many years of experience working with this type of equipment, you can be sure you’re getting the best possible service when you have your heat recovery ventilator installed by Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC. Our MetroWest Boston area heat recovery ventilator technicians know this technology inside and out and we can make the installation process as quick and convenient for you as possible.
Of course, just because your system is in place doesn’t mean you never have to worry about it again. Your ventilation system is vital to the overall quality of your indoor air, so you want to make sure it’s in good working order at all times. For this express purpose, we offer regular maintenance and repair services. You should have a technician come out once a year to check your system and make any necessary repairs to prevent emergency repair situations and extend the life of your system.
We’ll also show you what types of warning signs to watch for so that you’ll know when to call for repairs should something go wrong with your system. So if you’re ready to learn more about how a heat recovery ventilator can improve your family’s quality of life, give us a call today.