Adding an energy recovery ventilator

The heat and humidity in Tampa can lead to issues with indoor air quality.

I run the central air conditioner just about year round.

Due to the considerable cost of cooling, it’s necessary to keep the house sealed up tight and avoid energy waste. I’ve replaced the windows and exterior doors and carefully caulked and weatherstripped. I’ve insulted the attic and encapsulated the crawl space. Preventing the cooled air from leaking out helps to reduce demands on the air conditioner. However, I’ve also eliminated natural ventilation. Since there is rarely an opportunity to open the windows and welcome in fresh air, the same stale air remains trapped in the house. There is no way to get rid of contaminants such as dust, dander, mold spores and bacteria. Even cooking smells are contained indoors and linger. When my kids started complaining of headaches and sneezing every time the air conditioner started up, I knew I needed to take action. I contacted a local Tampa HVAC provider, explained my concerns and asked for suggestions. He recommended the installation of an energy recovery ventilator. An ERV introduces a steady influx of fresh air and extracts the stale air without energy waste. It helps to get rid of pollutants, viruses, odors and even excess humidity. I’ve noticed that I don’t need to vacuum or dust as often. The air conditioner isn’t forced to run as often, and I’m paying considerably less in monthly energy bills. Because of the addition of the ERV, my family is breathing cleaner, healthier air. We are suffering from fewer health issues, sleeping better at night and feeling more productive during the day.

Tampa Florida Air conditioning professional