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Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators in Sarasota, FL

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Every Florida homeowner experiences the conundrum of wanting to let fresh air inside, but not wanting to let precious conditioned air outside. Opening a door or window would allow heat in along with the fresh air. It can cost a fortune to run the AC while trying to enjoy fresh air. With heat and energy recovery ventilators, it doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970
  • We provide innovative solutions to everyday problems
  • Committed to community, committed to comfort

At McDonald Home Services, we install HRVs and ERVs that’ll bring fresh air indoors without sending cooling (or heating) bills out of control. We’re a trusted local HVAC contractor because of our expertise and responsiveness, and we offer unwavering customer support.

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How Energy and Heat Recovery Ventilators Work

Also known as ERV and HRV systems, heat and energy recovery ventilators are designed to pull fresh outdoor air into the ventilation system of a home and either pre-heat or pre-cool it with air drawn from inside. The result is fresher, healthier indoor air without the drawbacks of opening the windows to extreme weather conditions.

For example, imagine a hot summer day. An ERV system draws fresh but hot air through an outdoor vent. At the same time, it draws on a current of stale but cooled air from indoors. These two currents pass through each other in the ERV system, and through a process called counterflow heat exchange the hot air cools down as it loses heat to the current of cooled air. The stale air is expelled outdoors, and the fresh air—now pre-cooled—enters the home.

The Benefits of ERV and HRV Systems

Energy and heat recovery ventilators work in all types of weather. If it’s hot outdoors, they’ll cool down the incoming fresh air. If it’s cool outside, they’ll warm it up. They recover around 80% of the energy that would otherwise be lost if the house were opened to the outside. With the right ERV/HRV in place, you can have the fresh air you want without having to put extra pressure on the AC or heater.

An ERV system has an additional benefit—helping to balance humidity. The air currents in an ERV come into contact with each other so that moisture moves between the currents as well as heat. An HRV doesn’t affect humidity, but there are situations where it’s a better choice for a house. Ask our comfort technicians which unit is the best match for you.

Let Us Improve Your Home’s IAQ in Sarasota, FL

When you want better indoor air quality for your household, you needn’t look further than the trusted name in HVAC for Sarasota, FL: McDonald Home Services. Our courteous and professional service technicians will answer all your questions about ventilation and offer the solutions to meet your needs. Along with heat and energy recovery ventilators, we install air filters, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers. Each day we strive to improve the indoor conditions for our clients by providing cutting-edge answers to their continually changing needs.

McDonald Home Services

Serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties