Keeping Energy Efficient Using a Heat Recovery Ventilator in Your San Antonio Home So you’re livin’ large in a northern climate, i.e., anywhere northwest of the Florida panhandle. Ok… you’re maybe slightly further north. And you’ve heard how beneficial 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 opposing sides of your living space—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, looking to see if the stale air includes heat. If there’s heat in the outgoing stale air, it moves it to the incoming fresh air, but pushes the contaminants and odors down the duct. Now your home has 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 can have pockets of stale and/or contaminated air. If you reside in a warm zone, you may want to look into getting an Energy Recovery Ventilator instead. If you live in the Midwest, you’ll probably benefit from having both. Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air in San Antonio today. Our experts will blow away the stale air in your home without losing any heat, 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 210-404-4233.