Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
What is an HRV? HRV stands for heat recovery ventilator and is also sometimes called an air exchanger. An HRV system exchanges stale air from inside with fresh outdoor air to ensure that there is always a supply of clean, healthy air within the home. HRV systems transfer heat or cool from the indoor air before it is discharged to ensure no heating and cooling loss. HRVs offer improved climate control and save energy by increasing the home’s heating and cooling efficiency.
Why Install an HRV?
Heat recovery ventilators are designed to provide optimal comfort in cooler climates. In fact, most new homes in Canada are built with HRVs as part of their HVAC system. HRVs are ideal for new homes that are very tightly sealed or homes which have been renovated with energy efficiency upgrades.
Here are some of the benefits to installing an HRV as a compliment to your home’s HVAC system:
- Provides a constant supply of clean, fresh air
- Exhausts stale, polluted, humid air
- Reduces condensation, mold and mildew
- Increases heating and cooling efficiency resulting in savings on monthly utility bills
- Does not restrict air flow for proper filtration
- No ozone emissions – a known lung irritant
Install an HRV and Save!
Canadian Comfort’s certified HVAC technicians specialize in the installation of HRV systems. By installing an HRV system not only will you enjoy a continual supply of clean, healthy air but you’ll also save money on your monthly utility bills due to increased heating and cooling efficiency. Lennox HRV systems tend to be our most popular products however we’re able to order and install almost any brand of air exchanger.