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Should You Go with a Heat Recovery Ventilation System?

Should You Go with a Heat Recovery Ventilation System?

Home & Garden
Heat recovery ventilation or HRV systems are a staple of energy-efficient home design. The HRV system removes stale air from the home while transferring heat to the incoming air. HRV technology is very similar to the closely related energy recovery ventilator, though it does not transfer water vapor like an ERV. Should you go with a heat recovery ventilation system? We’ll outline the pros and cons of the technology. We’ll also list factors that help you determine if heat recovery ventilation is right for your home.   The Benefits of HRV Systems HRV systems typically result in a greater exchange of air in your home. This helps remove excess humidity, indoor pollutants, and allergens inside the home. The HRV system comes with air filters that clean the air being pulled inside, ...