Keeping Energy Efficient Using a Heat Recovery Ventilator in Your Birmingham Home So you’re livin’ large in a northern region, i.e., any location 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 think to yourself, “won’t all my warm air just float away if I increase my ventilation?” That’s where the Heat Recovery Ventilator comes in to play. With two fans set at opposite sides of your house—one for blowing in fresh air, the other for blowing out stale air—the heat recovery ventilator directs air through several ducts past the heat exchanger. Now the heat exchanger is acting as a cop at a checkpoint, checking to see if the stale air is packing heat. If there’s heat in the outgoing stale air, it moves it to the incoming fresh air, but continues to push the contaminants and odors down the duct. Now you can benefit from ventilation that touts high energy efficiency. The heat recovery ventilator is suitable for colder climates. It’s also appropriate for newer or remodeled, tightly-sealed homes that could contain pockets of stale and/or contaminated air. If you currently live in a warm zone, you may want to consider getting an Energy Recovery Ventilator instead. If you live in the Midwest, you’ll probably benefit from having both. Call Norrell Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Birmingham today. We’ll blow away the stale air in your home keeping the heat in, saving you money, and improving your indoor air quality. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service — for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Call us at 205-267-0023.