• Call For Same Day Service in Metro-West Massachusetts at:
  • Call Rodenhiser at:
  • 1-800-462-9710

It's & AND WE ARE OPEN!

Slide background
What Are the Benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilators?
Slide background
What Are the Benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilators?

What Are the Benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilators?

As we have learned how to seal up our homes to keep out cold air in winter and hot air in summer, we have encountered the problem of getting fresh air into the home. When houses were drafty, had no insulated windows, were poorly insulated and weatherstripping was never used, fresh air was not a problem. Plenty was coming in the home. Trouble was, it was costing more to provide the heating or cooling. Tightening up the home reduced those costs but created bad inside air.

Fresh air intakes were the answer to the situation. With fresh air movement controlled, we could move out stale, moist air and bring in fresh air. This created a better balance. Outside air is, however, just as cool in the winter and warm in the summer as it was.

So a method was developed to allow the warmed, outgoing air to heat the incoming fresh air. That method is accomplished with heat recovery ventilators. Simply put, heat recovery ventilators act much like automobile radiators. As the needed fresh air comes in, it can be heated through an exchange system up to an amazing 85 percent by the outgoing stale air.

This saves energy by utilizing air that has already been warmed and heating incoming air. As the outside air goes into heat recovery ventilators, it is kept separate from outgoing air. Only the heat transfers; the pollutants and humidity go out. Incoming air becomes warmed  or cooled and the heating and cooling system does not have to work as hard.

Colder climates, such as ours in  Massachusetts, get the most benefits from heat recovery ventilators due to longer winters than more southern climates. Energy savings can often be substantial by using the exhaust air to heat the fresh air.

More information can be found on heating efficiency at the Energy Star web site. You can also get the latest information on saving energy and money by visiting the Rodenhiser website at: www.rodenhiser.com. Our experts are trained in the latest heating and cooling technology and can tell you if an HRV would be right for your home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heat recovery ventilators and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.

Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning serves the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts. To get started, check out our website or see our current promotions.

Trusted For 90 Years

Rodenhiser has been serving Metrowest MA since 1928, with generations of delighted customers. You know when you choose Rodenhiser for your plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical needs you can depend on years of expertise, friendly technicians, and a level of customer care you'll appreciate. "Nice People...Great Service!"®
Call 1-800-462-9710

Need an Emergency Service? Call us at 1-800-462-9710 Call Today

Read From Over 5000 Happy Customers

  • Both Alex and Patrick were knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. They made a change that might have solved the recent problem and have structured a more complete solution. We agreed to this...5 Stars rated.

    Mike was thorough, thoughtful and considerate. Covered their shoes before entering, surveyed my issue and provided an explanation of the services and costs. Great Job!5 Stars rated.

  • Alex did a great job providing an explanation of the services provided and went out of his way to offer assistance/advice on other issues outside of our scheduled maintenance visit.5 Stars rated.

    Brian did an excellent job inspecting our 18-year old boiler and replacing some of the accessory hardware that needed it, he also adjusted the outgoing hot water settings for our radiators and...5 Stars rated.

  • Rodenhiser is my one stop shop!!! They take care of my HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues & are always helpful addressing any questions I may have about the systems in my house! Everyone...5 Stars rated.

    Chris G. and Nick V. showed up bright and early at 8am to fix my water heater issue. They were on time, polite and were able to fix an issue that has been plaguing my house for a good year. They...5 Stars rated.

You Can Depend On Rodenhiser

When you are looking for plumbing, electrical, heating or air conditioning in the Route 495 / 128 area, you will be delighted that you called Massachusetts' trusted choice since 1928. With a total dedication to professional workmanship and excellent service, discover why families and businesses continue to trust Rodenhiser after generations of service:

CONVENIENT SERVICE

Convenient arrival windows for regular service appointments scheduled Monday through Saturday. 24 hour service is available for night and weekend emergencies.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

It's the ultimate service offer - from plumbing repairs to new heating and cooling system installations your satisfaction is guaranteed.

FIRM UP-FRONT PRICING

You will always know the price up-front without having to worry - it's peace of mind that you can make an informed decision in advance without having to worry how long it will take.

CLEAN, TIDY AND RESPECTFUL

You can be sure that your Rodenhiser technician will be polite, clean and tidy. Treating your home and family with respect is of the utmost importance to us.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

You can be sure of expert repairs and installations from a company at the forefront of the latest technology, training and methods.

24 HOUR AND WEEKEND SERVICE

If you have an emergency, Rodenhiser is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days.