Keeping the Air in & around Your Home Clean in PA, including Wexford, Bradfordwoods & New kensington.

HRV & ERV Systems Installed in Northern Allegheny & Butler Counties

How a Heat Recovery Ventilator works

Balanced ventilation. A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is a fan-powered appliance designed to exhaust stale indoor air to the exterior, while pulling in and equal volume of fresh outdoor air. Image supplied by the Imperial Manufacturing Group.

Maintain healthy indoor air quality with a proven air-exchange system

Does your house need a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV)? If your home has been air sealed to improve comfort and energy efficiency, then it might be a good idea to have an HRV or ERV installed to ensure healthy indoor air quality.

As Northern Allegheny & Butler Counties's experienced HVAC contractors, Kennihan's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning provides a variety of heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services. Contact us today for a Free Estimate to install a heating recovery or energy recovery ventilation system in your home. We serve Cranberry, New Kensington, Wexford, Bradfordwoods and surrounding Pennsylvania areas.

Out with the bad air, in with the good

HRV and ERV systems were developed to serve the ventilation needs of tightly sealed, well-insulated houses.

Leaky, inefficient buildings have plenty of uncontrolled air exchange through gaps, cracks and openings that provide pathways for air infiltration and air exfiltration. But in an energy-efficient home that has a tightly sealed “building envelope,” indoor air can easily become stale, unpleasant and even hazardous. It can accumulate odors from cooking and bathing, as well as other pollutants. HRVs and ERVs eliminate this problem by exchanging stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. Both ventilation aids are designed to work with forced-air heating and cooling systems.

HRVs & ERVs transfer heat and humidity for energy savings

So what happens on a cold winter day when your HRV exhausts heated indoor air and sucks frigid outside air into the house? Good question. The answer appears in the cutaway view shown here, illustrating the interior of a typical HRV. A specially designed corrugated core forces outgoing (warm) and incoming (cold) air streams to pass very close to one another, separated only by a thin membrane. A large amount of heat from the exhaust air is transferred to the incoming air, effectively preheating the outdoor air before it joins the heating system’s ductwork.

In summer, the heat transfer works in reverse, allowing an HRV to cool incoming outdoor air. In predominantly cooling climates, ERVs are usually installed (instead of HRVs) because they can reduce the amount of humidity that comes into the house from outside.

Higher comfort & efficiency, lower utility bills and healthy air quality

There are many systems that work together to keep the air in your home healthy, comfortable, and inexpensive to heat and cool. There are also many problems that may need to be corrected to ensure a comfortable, energy efficient home.

The technicians at Kennihan's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning are trained to identify these requirements and design a customized indoor air quality plan for your home. We can measure your home’s air exchange rate and install an HRV or ERV if necessary. We’ll work with you to ensure the best-possible results: a healthy, comfortable home with lower operating costs.

Call us at 1-724-898-2587 or contact us online to schedule a Free Estimate to have a geothermal heat pump installed by one of our experts. We provide HVAC services to customers in Wexford, New Kensington, Bradfordwoods, Cranberry, Allison Park, Gibsonia, Butler, Beaver, Beaver Falls, New Castle and nearby Pennsylvania.

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Serving PA including the Greater Bradfordwoods area
Our Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Allegheny County, PA
Allison Park
Bairdford
Bakerstown
Bradfordwoods
Cheswick
Gibsonia
Glenshaw
Natrona Heights
Pittsburgh
Russellton
Sewickley
Tarentum
Warrendale
Wexford

Cities in Armstrong County, PA
Cadogan
Ford City
Ford Cliff
Freeport
Kittanning
Manorville
Worthington

Cities in Beaver County, PA
Baden
Beaver
Beaver Falls
Fombell
Freedom
New Brighton
Rochester

Cities in Butler County, PA
Butler
Cabot
Callery
Chicora
Connoquenessing
Cranberry Twp
East Butler
Evans City
Fenelton
Harmony
Karns City
Lyndora
Mars
Petrolia
Portersville
Prospect
Renfrew
Sarver
Saxonburg
Slippery Rock
Valencia
West Sunbury
Zelienople

Cities in Lawrence County, PA
Ellwood City
New Castle

Cities in Westmoreland County, PA
New Kensington

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