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Three Tips for Using Your Air Exchanger
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Three Tips for Using Your Air Exchanger

We all love a bit of fresh air, and air exchangers are a residential indoor air quality solution that brings the very stuff into your home. As far as air purification goes, few technologies can beat it out! However, as impressive as air exchangers are, there’s a right and wrong way to use them—just like any piece of HVAC tech. Getting the most out of yours isn’t rocket science, but it does take a little bit of getting used to.

Fortunately, Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., is here to help! Below, we’ll give you three quick and easy tips you can use to start maximizing your air exchanger’s benefits today.

Understand the Different Subtypes

Air exchangers as a whole work to generate fresh air, but they come in two different subcategories—and understanding those is key, of course, to smart usage. This residential indoor air quality technology comes in the following types, according to Hunker:

●        Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs): Have no effect on your household humidity levels.

●        Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs): Have the ability to help manage household humidity.

If you currently have an air exchanger and you live in Minnesota, you probably have an ERV; it’s a type that tends to be used in extreme climates like ours, as it can help with humidity concerns. Nonetheless, it never hurts to ask your HVAC contractor about your model’s specifics so that you know you’re making use of all of its features.

Make Sure the Exchanger Is Balanced

To function properly and improve your air quality, an air exchanger must be drawing in an equal amount of air from both sides. If not, you know something is wrong—and left unchecked, this balance problem can be detrimental to other HVAC components.

While plenty of DIY tests purportedly provide you with balance information, the best way to check is to contact your HVAC services and let the pros handle the job. Since every HVAC system is different, it takes an experienced eye to know if your components are working in harmony.

Clean Air Filters Regularly

Many air purification devices use physical filters to make sure the air they put into your home is clean, and many air exchanges are no exception. These filters require regular cleaning and replacement if you want to avoid making unexpected house calls to your HVAC contractor.

Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning: Your Comprehensive Anoka HVAC Contractors

Whether you need air exchanger advice or an extensive new air purification solution, our Anoka team is happy to provide you with whatever HVAC solutions you need. Give us a call today at 763-753-6623.

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