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What Are Signs My Home Needs an ERV?

If you’ve been suffering with poor indoor air quality, it may be time to invest in an energy recovery ventilator. An ERV is an excellent solution for improving your indoor air quality while also helping to lighten the load on your HVAC system.

You can keep reading to learn more about the process of installing energy recovery ventilators in Grosse Pointe, MI. Then give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment where we can review how an ERV would work in your home so you can decide if it is the right solution for your family.

Dry Air in the Winter

Too much humidity in the air can definitely be overwhelming. But it’s equally bad for the air to be too dry. That’s an issue we can face here in the wintertime. And if the air in your home is too dry, you may suffer from sinus irritation and a higher likelihood of getting sick.

Although a humidifier is a great solution for boosting indoor moisture levels, there are other solutions, too. An ERV is one of them. An ERV helps to naturally increase the indoor humidity levels just a little bit while also freshening the air, so it offers more than one benefit. An ERV works by cycling fresh air from outside into your home, and along with it, some of the humidity. This can elevate comfort levels and help your home’s air to be less dry.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality is another sign that your home could benefit from an ERV. If the air in your home has a bad odor or just feels heavy and musty, that’s probably because it is. It’s easy for dust and germs to get trapped inside, especially during the winter when we don’t open our doors and windows as much.

An ERV is a great solution for cycling out that stale air and replacing it with fresh outdoor air. You can breathe easier while you’re at home and even improve your sleep. After all, poor indoor air quality can have a major impact on your health. When some of that stale air gets cycled out and replaced with fresh, clean air, you can breathe easier, which also translates into better health and improved sleep quality.

Benefits for Your HVAC System

An ERV doesn’t just offer better indoor air quality and elevated comfort. It can also lighten the load on your HVAC system. When an ERV is working to move airflow into your home consistently, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. 

This can reduce strain and lower the likelihood of your HVAC breaking down in the future. You also have the potential to save on your monthly energy costs. And even if you just save a little bit at a time, the savings can add up quickly over a period of months and years.

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for ERV service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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