The Tips You Need to Purchase a Whole House Ventilation System

Whether or not to purchase a whole house ventilation system depends on many factors—finances, house alterations, scheduling—but those should never outweigh health considerations. You want your Amarillo home’s air to be fresh and healthful for your family. Know your options, but opt for the best system you can afford. 

ChoicesThe Tips You Need to Purchase a Whole House Ventilation System

When you purchase a whole house ventilation system, you choose from four configurations:

  • Exhaust
  • Supply
  • Balanced
  • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

Exhaust 

An exhaust whole-house ventilation system reduces the air pressure in your house, pushing interior air outside. The decreased pressure allows outside air to infiltrate into your home.

Supply

When the time comes to purchase a whole house ventilation system, a supply ventilation system pressurizes your home by bringing fresh air inside with the use of a fan, forcing the indoor air outside through openings in your building envelope. Supply ventilation comprises a fan and ductwork to push stale air out.

Balanced

Balanced ventilation systems keep your home’s air pressure constant, introducing and exhausting equal amounts of fresh outside air and stale air.

Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

There are two types of systems.  HRV (heat recovery ventilator) systems extract heat from the indoor air in the cold weather before it is exhausted.  ERV (energy recover ventilator) transfers heat and moisture back outdoors during warm/hot weather.

To learn more about whole-house ventilation systems, contact us at Amarillo Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ventilation systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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