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Guide to HRV Settings for Summer / Winter

Guide to HRV Settings for Summer / Winter

Did you know that Canada's air quality is often ranked as some of the cleanest air in the world?

While this is true for the country's outside air, it's all too easy to have pollutants and other health hazards circulating within the air of your home. One way you can control the airflow while maintaining a perfect temperature is by adjusting your heat recovery ventilation (HRV) settings.

Are you struggling to figure it out? Keep reading to learn all about HRV settings for both summer and winter with this brief yet informative guide.

Settings for Cold Climates

The exact HRV setup available to you will depend on whether you have a basic unit or an advanced one. An advanced HRV is recommended because it allows you to save money in the long run. This is made possible by smart settings that can operate the system according to your lifestyle.

That way, you can avoid having to turn the system off and on manually. If winter is on its way, then you should change the settings to either "vent" or "minimum." You should then set it to "20/40," which means the system will turn on by itself for 20 minutes out of each hour in the day.

Settings for Hot Summers

Some people like having their HRV system on throughout the entire year. While this is something that boils down to personal preference, you can often get away with turning your system off during the summer. Having it on all the time can cause your utility bill to skyrocket.

If you do prefer having it on, then it's best to adjust it to the lowest setting. Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to keep your windows and doors closed. This will allow the HRV to run as efficiently as possible.

How to Ensure Your System Runs Well

If you want your system to be reliable and efficient throughout the year or even just during the winter season, then you should contact an HVAC company. They can provide your heat recovery ventilation system with essential maintenance.

Not only will the professionals keep it clean but they can catch any issues before they snowball into something worse. The last thing you'd want is for the system to kick the bucket at the height of a freezing winter. Plus, catching issues early is often much cheaper to deal with.

Are You Ready to Master HRV Settings?

Now that you've learned all about HRV settings for both summer and winter, you can make sure that you and your other family members are comfortable no matter what season it is.

Mr. Furnace is a team of heating and cooling experts who can provide you with reliable solutions. From installations and repairs to maintenance and beyond, homeowners know they can count on our attention to detail and our fair prices.

Please feel free to reach out with questions relating to HRV or other heating and cooling matters. We're ready to serve your needs.


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