Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Day: February 15, 2016

During the winter season, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between comfort and energy efficiency. You pay to heat your home, after all, so you don’t want to let the energy that you’ve used to heat the air go to waste. However, you also want to keep your home sufficiently ventilated so that indoor air quality remains high. It may seem like you’re destined to remain between a rock and a hard place, but there is actually a pretty simple solution to this problem. Just give us a call to schedule a heat recovery ventilator installation in Fort Collins, CO.

What Is a Heat Recovery Ventilator?

A heat recovery ventilator is a device that facilitates the exchange of heat between incoming and outgoing air currents in a home. During the winter season, when the air outside is fresh but cold, the HRV brings that air in in order to maintain great indoor air quality within the house. In order to prevent it from making your home too cold, though, the HRV passes this incoming airstream very near the outgoing one. This allows the system to pre-warm the incoming air with the outgoing warm, but stale, air. The process works in the summer time, too, with the outgoing air cooling the incoming air, HRVs are more common in areas such as ours, though, with very cold winters.

Benefits of Heat Recovery

There are a couple of ways in which heat recovery can benefit the homeowner. First of all, it helps to keep the air quality in a home high. This can help you to fend off allergy attacks, and even illnesses. Additionally, a heat recovery ventilator allows you to ventilate your home sufficiently, without putting efficiency on the chopping block. If you think that your home could benefit from the use of an HRV, give a member of our staff a call today.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is here to handle your IAQ service needs.

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Hopefully you aren’t looking for a heating replacement in February. If you are, it probably means that you’ve suffered a catastrophic failure with your existing system. If this is the case, or if you are just planning ahead for a replacement once the coldest time of the year is behind us, then you are wise to consider the installation of a boiler in Loveland, CO. Needless to say, for all of the boiler’s potential benefits, you will only enjoy the best performance possible from your boiler if it is expertly installed and serviced. Read on, and let us know when you are ready to have a boiler installed on your property.

They Are Very Durable

Boilers are among the longest lasting of all residential heating systems. They can really take a beating, as they simply have fewer moving components than other systems, such as furnaces and heat pumps. They don’t use forced-air distribution, so you won’t have to worry about issues with fans or damaged ductwork in your home.

They Are Very Efficient

Furnaces heat homes very efficiently. Why? Because they do not use forced-air heating distribution systems, there is no risk of energy loss via air leaks. They apply heat to surfaces in the home directly, via radiant heating, or may use baseboards or radiators. In any event, you won’t have to worry about air that you’ve paid to heat leaking out of a forced-air distribution system.

They Provide Comfortable, Even Heating

When you heat a home with a furnace, the heat comes on fast and strong. The problem is, though, that heated air tends to rise up to the ceiling, where it can be trapped. This can leave the actual living space in your home cooler than you’d like, and your furnace will have to play catch-up. With the use of a boiler, the heating may be more gradual, but it can ultimately result in greater comfort.

Call Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning if you think that a boiler is right for your home.

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