With winter on its way in the Boston, MA area, your heating bills are apt to skyrocket. To a certain extent, there’s nothing that can be done about this. This winter looks to be one of the coldest on record and you need your heating system to run every day if you’re going to keep your home comfortable. But just because you need to pay more in monthly bills in the winter doesn’t mean that you should pay any more than is necessary for it.
One excellent way to lower your heating bills this year is to schedule an installation for an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, in your attic. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works.
Refreshes and Restores
The system itself is linked to your regular HVAC system, and consists of a pair of ducts placed in your attic or similar location. One duct pulls stale air out of your home with a fan, and the other pulls fresh air in from outside. The ducts have a heat exchanger in the center, so that the temperature of your incoming air matches that of the outgoing air.
That may sound like a lot of effort for little effect, but in fact it can make a huge difference. The most important is that it eases the strain on your heater, lowering monthly bills by as much as 40% according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, it allows you to vent stale air from your home without opening a door or window, which is a huge consideration in the winter when we usually button up our homes to retain the heat. The ERV makes it easy to help your home feel fresh, as well as preventing cold germs and other pests from circulating throughout your closed home.
Call Cooling Unlimited today to learn more about ERVs!