How does a HRV system work?
HRV Systems 101
Installing a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in your home improves the air quality of your home and saves you money. Put simply a heat recovery ventilation system does what its name implies – brings fresh air into your home while recovering a significant amount of the heat being displaced. Here’s how:
- 2 fans are installed
- One fan draws the warm, stale and polluted air from the living areas of your home through the HRV system to be released outside.
- The second fan draws a continuous stream of cool fresh air in through the system to be distributed throughout your home.
- As the warm air being expelled moves through the HRV system and passes the cool fresh air being drawn in, heat is transferred from the outgoing stale air to the incoming fresh air.
HRVs can recover up to 70-80% of the heat in the exhaust air - Saving you money!