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Most homes in Lake Forest, Illinois, have plenty of insulation to help lower your utility bills. However, insulation can trap pollutants such as dirt, dust, smoke particles, and pet dander along with conditioned air. The air inside your house could have more contaminants than the air outside. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can save energy, improve your indoor air quality, and prevent costly breakdowns.

Energy Savings

ERVs work like heat pumps, transferring heat away from outgoing air in winter and reversing the process in summer. They remove pollutants plus bring fresh air into your home, without having to waste energy by opening a window or door. An energy recovery ventilator is a large investment, but it will eventually pay for itself through energy savings. It can add to the value of your home as well.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Energy recovery ventilators filter fresh air before bringing it into your home, removing pollutants such as car exhaust and pollen. ERVs can also get rid of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, like formaldehyde, acetone, toluene, benzene, and ethanol. These compounds evaporate near room temperature, and conventional air filters can’t remove them. An ERV can prevent asthma or allergy symptoms, sore throats, eye irritation, dizziness, fatigue, rashes, headaches, and other health problems.

Fewer Breakdowns

With an ERV, you can extend your HVAC system’s life by preventing wear. That way, you can reduce maintenance and repair costs, keep your heater and air conditioner working well for as long as possible, and prevent inconvenient, uncomfortable breakdowns. Since they increase your HVAC system’s efficiency, it won’t have to run as frequently extending its lifespan.

Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 40 years of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help you choose the best equipment for your home. For skilled, friendly service, call us anytime at 847-388-0108.

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