Foster Heating & Cooling provides a wide range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, including HRV systems for residential homes and commercial buildings. An HRV (heat recovery ventilation system) is an effective way to ensure that you are maximizing energy efficiency and providing the circulation of fresh air so important to respiratory health and keeping buildings free of mold.
YOU NEED FRESH AIR, SO DOES YOUR HOME.
Todays’ homes tend to be well insulated and air tight. While this makes them more economical to heat and cool, it also traps everything produced inside (humidity/off gases from construction, etc.). This results in the deterioration of indoor air quality. More and more illnesses are associated with poor indoor air quality. The air we breathe is contaminated by all types of gases, dust and bacteria. In addition, we consume oxygen and produce gases and humidity. Heat or energy recovery has become essential today, given constantly rising costs and public awareness of our non-renewable resources. Heat or energy recovery systems have been designed to recover the heat or energy contained in exhaust air. Thanks to a balanced air-flow exchange system, the heat or energy from contaminated exhaust air passes through the recovery core and fresh air enters through other cells absorbing that heat or energy without mixing with the exhaust air. Therefore, you benefit from healthy fresh air while you save on heating or air conditioning costs.
How does an HRV work?
A residential HRV uses separate motors to exhaust stale indoor air and introduce fresh outdoor air. The technology used in a plate heat recovery core is the transfer of heat from the warm exhaust air to the cold air intake without transferring the air contaminants.