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Energy Recovery Ventilator

Reduce radon levels with an ERV

An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) reduces radon levels by adding fresh air and creating positive air pressure. Negative air pressure in the lower levels of homes and buildings makes a force that pulls soil gasses, like radon, into the structure. Therefore, reducing negative air pressure and supplying fresh air can lower radon levels.

At Proper Environmental, we offer Energy Recovery Ventilators when traditional radon mitigation methods aren’t viable or cost-effective. Homes with inaccessible crawl spaces, difficult slab accessibility, and similar situations make it challenging to use traditional techniques. ERVs are great options for schools and businesses, as well.

Schedule an appointment with the radon mitigation specialists of Proper Environmental today!

Why You Might Need an ERV System

Two common ways to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency include sealing air leaks and adding insulation. However, a home sealed too tightly prevents fresh air from entering, thus causing poor indoor air quality. As a result, allergy and asthma conditions worsen.

A ventilation system can solve your air quality issues. Our Energy Recovery Ventilators remove stale, polluted air from homes and businesses and replace it with fresh outdoor air. Watch how an ERV system works in the video below:

Why is Ventilation Important for Indoor Air Quality?

Although sealing air leaks makes your home or building more energy efficient, contaminants can no longer escape. These trapped pollutants can cause poor indoor air quality. Signs of inadequate ventilation include:

  • Moisture buildup on windows or walls
  • Stuffy air
  • Lingering odors

You should consider a ventilation system if any of the above issues are present in your home. An ERV system circulates air throughout your home using your existing forced-air system or specially installed ducts. The Energy Recovery Ventilator pumps out the stale air and replaces it with fresher, more breathable air.

Keep Fresh Air in Your Home Year-Round With an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Unlike ordinary ventilation systems, the energy recovery ventilator system handles exhaust and fresh airstreams. It simultaneously moderates temperature extremes and humidity year-round and removes excess carbon dioxide, radon, formaldehyde, and other gaseous pollutants.

In the winter, ERVs preheat and humidify the fresh, cold, dry outside air with the outward warm interior air. In the summer, the systems pre-cool and dehumidify the fresh, warm, humid outdoor air with the outward air-conditioned interior air. Pollutants escape, and fresh air remains with no wasted energy, regardless of the season.

Breathe fresh with an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Our trained technicians at Proper Environmental can install ERVs to work alongside your existing heating and cooling systems. You can be confident that you’ll always breathe fresh, healthy air through the best ERV system. Contact our St. Louis family-owned business today for a consultation! We look forward to serving your needs.