What Is an HRV System?

What Is an HRV System?

Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) systems exchange inside air with fresh outside air. They provide required ventilation in your home 24 hours a day, while recapturing a significant amount of heat that would otherwise be lost.

Do I need an HRV system?

Good indoor air quality is essential to good health. Construction products in new Comox valley homes can off-gas for up to five years. Without proper ventilation and filtration, health problems can occur.

Significant changes have been made to ventilation requirements in the BC Building Code for houses and small buildings. All homes now require fresh outdoor air to be distributed in each bedroom and living area. They also require an exhaust system to continuously exhaust air 24 hours a day, based on the size of your living space and the number of bedrooms.

These requirements protect your health and the structural integrity of your home. There are four ways to tackle allergies, off gassing and other air quality issues:

1. ventilation through a forced air system;
2. ventilation through a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) system;
3. ventilation through a central recirculating ventilator (CRV) system; and
4. ventilation through passive inlets

An independently distributed heat recovery ventilation system is the most energy efficient choice.

Why install a Heat Recovery Ventilator system in your home?

• An HRV system provides fresh air to your home 24 hours a day.
• An HRV system improves climate control.
• An HRV system saves energy, and therefore money.
• An HRV system works on its own distribution system OR with a forced air heating system.
• An HRV system transfers heat from indoor air before it is released.
• An HRV system protects the structural integrity of your home.
• HRV systems are environmentally friendly with no ozone emissions!

Why choose Temprite for your Heat Recovery Ventilator system?

At Temprite Climate Solutions, we staff Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA) certified technicians. Our friendly, professional staff is rigorously trained to BC Building Code standards.

We can design, sign off and stamp the right heat recovery ventilator system for your home. The earlier we are involved in the building process, the less chance of unexpected or additional costs in bringing the ventilation system to meet today’s standards.

Do you have questions about ventilation requirements in the BC Building Code, or about HRV systems in general? We’re always happy to hear from you. Contact us by email or call us directly at 250-465-2490.
Learn more about our Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) Systems here.

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