Enhance Home Comfort, Efficiency and Health
Ventilation is a very important part in an energy efficient home. In the past, natural ventilation through the cracks and small holes in a home usually diluted air pollutants enough to maintain adequate indoor air quality. Today, we are sealing those cracks and holes to make our homes more energy-efficient, making ventilation necessary to maintain a healthy and comfortable home.
Service One offers a whole house ventilation system called an ERV, or energy recovery ventilation system. This provides controlled ventilation while minimizing energy loss. They reduce the costs of heating ventilated air in the winter by transferring heat from the warm inside air being exhausted to the fresh (but cold) supply air. In the summer, the inside air cools the warmer supply air to reduce ventilation cooling costs. Energy recovery ventilation systems can recover about 70% to 80% of the energy in the exiting air and deliver that energy to the incoming air. They are most cost effective in climates with extreme winters or summers, and where fuel costs are high. Sounds like a Texas summer to me!
We also offer a powered attic ventilator, better known as an attic fan. An attic fan regulates the heat level of a home’s attic by exhausting hot air and drawing in fresh air. They are installed at the roof level and are activated through a manual switch or automatically turned on through the thermostat. Attic fans operate during the heat of the day to reduce attic heat buildup; and they ventilate the attic space only.