What exactly does an HRV do?

For several days now we’ve been talking about Houses that DO NOT breath, introducing fresh air in a very tight home, and the growth of mold and mildew.  Along with all that we’ve clearly mentioned that the HRV can take care of the problems:

  • Poor air quality
  • Mold growth
  • Respiratory problems

But HOW does all that happen?  Read carefully…………

When you own a home, it is important that you understand the building’s number one enemy is water.  Think of all the things we do to control water:

  • Leak proof roof
  • Water tight building envelope
  • Perimeter drains so that the basement is dry
  • Dehumidifiers in the basement sometimes

Therefore, when we build your new home so tight that it cannot get fresh air there is a critical need for an HRV that will control the humidity inside the house.  Throughout the winter the humidity will naturally rise and climb higher simply by us breathing, cooking, bathing, laundry, and natural moisture in the air.  Since the building is built so tightly the moisture/humidity constantly rises and creates an atmosphere where MOLD can easily grow.

When the HRV exhausts stale humid air and replaces it with dryer fresh air the moisture problem inside the house is corrected.  With the fresh air the chance for MOLD growth is dramatically reduced.

Think how much healthier this is for you, your family, and particularly young childrenMold spores in the air along with mil dew will impact the health of both the very young and the elderly.

An HRV in your new home will be one of the features that you will like the most!  And, puppies like fresh air too!

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