Fresh Air and Reduced Wintertime Humidity
Air Exchangers or Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV's) provide ventilation and fresh air to your home, and reduce wintertime humidity levels. Both of these processes are primarily winter-oriented. When we close up our homes tightly for winter, air can become stale with high levels of carbon dioxide, often making us feel tired and short of energy. Ventilating our homes brings fresh air inside giving us cleaner, fresher air to breathe. The byproduct of ventilation in winter is the air outside is generally dryer, so when we ventilate and bring in fresh air, we are also bringing in dryer air. At the same time, we are exhausting the stale moist air. This passes through a heat exchange core, warming up the colder outside air.