Keeping Energy Efficient Using a Heat Recovery Ventilator in Your Elkhart Home So you’re livin’ large in a northern region, i.e., anywhere northwest of the Florida panhandle. Ok… you’re maybe slightly further north. And you’ve heard how great indoor air ventilation can be for indoor air quality. But, you are probably thinking, “won’t all my warm air just float away if I up my ventilation?” That’s where the Heat Recovery Ventilator enters. With two fans set at opposing sides of your house—one for blowing in fresh air, the other for blowing out stale air—the heat recovery ventilator directs air through many ducts past the heat exchanger. Now the heat exchanger is like a cop at a checkpoint, monitoring to see if the stale air contains heat. If there’s heat in the outgoing stale air, it relocates it to the incoming fresh air, but pushes the contaminants and odors down the duct. Now you’ve got ventilation that boasts high energy efficiency. The heat recovery ventilator is perfect for colder climates. It’s also appropriate for newer or remodeled, tightly-sealed homes that can have pockets of stale and/or contaminated air. If you currently live in a warm zone, you may want to research getting an Energy Recovery Ventilator instead. If you live in the Midwest, you’ll most likely benefit from having both. Don’t put up with poor indoor air anymore, call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart today. Our technicians will blow away the stale air in your home keeping the heat in, saving you money, and improving your indoor air quality. We provide quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service — for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Call us at 574-218-6404.