ERVs solve green building air quality challenges

April 6, 2016

As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.

Homes that utilize traditional HVAC systems, hydronic radiant heating, or the popular ductless mini-split solutions can all benefit by having fresh, filtered air at all times. The best indoor air auality depends on a combination of ventilation and filtration.

At the 2016 International Builders' Show, Phil Rivas, d‎irector of sales for Fantech, discussed balanced ventilation systems and the benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) options.

Using this system provides balanced filtered ventilation throughout the home that does not upset any gas or fossil fuel appliance or system. Homeowners can breathe easy knowing the air in the home is clean and fresh.

Read more about energy recovery ventilation.


Topics: Bathroom, Energy Recovery & Heat Recovery, Indoor Air Quality, Trade Show, Ventilation


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