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A Heat Recovery Ventilator Can Help Alleviate 3 Common Problems During A Michigan WinterWondering how to solve the problem of stale indoor air this winter without sacrificing comfort to high energy bills? For Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Twp., and Southeast Michigan homeowners in general, spending more on heat is a fact of life, but it’s possible to increase the ventilation in your home without adding to your energy bills by installing a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). In the process, an HRV will help to remedy three problems common to a Southeast Michigan winter.


With ducts providing a channel for fresh incoming air as well as stale outgoing air, HRVs assure a continuous supply of clean air. The HRV ushers out bacteria, dust and other pollutants to rid your home of bothersome elements that can irritate sensitive nasal passageways and respiratory systems. In the meantime, incoming air is filtered to ensure that the supply air is as high quality as possible.


With an HRV quietly humming away in the background, as it’s often combined with your existing forced-air system, you can rest assured that your home’s indoor air quality is at healthy levels, and you’ll be more prone to spend time indoors, without worrying about illness.

High energy bills

HRVs offer homeowners the unique capability to reuse energy. Remember those two streams of air?  Fresh incoming air and stale outgoing air essentially pass by each other as they move through the HRV. The airstreams never meet or touch, but the HRV is able to draw the energy (or heat) from the outgoing stream of air and transfer that energy to the incoming stream, essentially preheating it for use in your home.

In this way, the HRV is able to recover up to 80 percent of the heat from the outgoing air and transfer that heat to the incoming fresh air.  Although the initial purchase and installation of HRV’s can be relatively expensive, they have a low operating cost, which makes them well worth using to gain better indoor air quality.

A heat recovery ventilator can help homeowners combine the desire for ventilation and improved home comfort, without adding to winter heating requirements. Call the experts at Aladdin Heating & Cooling for help selecting an HRV, or for any other HVAC-related questions. We’ve been serving the Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties since 1945.

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

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