Ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. When your home is properly ventilated, stale indoor air is continually replaced with fresh outdoor air, promoting greater home health and indoor air quality. Goggin Energy designs and install whole-home ventilation systems for new, airtight homes.
Many houses in southern Maine have holes and cracks along the exterior which allow conditioned air to escape and outside air to enter all year long. While these air leaks do create natural ventilation, they also undermine home efficiency and allow outside contaminants like pollen and excess moisture to enter.
A healthier and more efficient approach to new home construction is to air seal along the home’s exterior, creating an airtight space where conditioned air cannot escape. This approach is becoming increasingly common here in Maine as energy efficient building standards evolve. In these new, airtight homes, mechanical ventilation must be installed to remove stale indoor air and replace it with fresh and filtered outdoor air.
Whole-Home Ventilation with HRVs & ERVs
Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are two solutions that provide reliable whole-home ventilation. They go beyond traditional kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans to deliver fresh air and control moisture throughout your home. HRVs exhaust stale air from the home and pull in fresh outdoor air, all while using heat from the exhaust air to heat incoming fresh air. ERVs do everything that HRVs do — and take things a step further by maintaining consistent indoor humidity levels.
An HRV or ERV installed in your new, airtight home will:
Keep the air in your home fresh
Improve indoor air quality
Increase home efficiency
Our Approach to Home Ventilation
At Goggin Energy, we design and install custom HRV and ERV systems, including ductwork, for new, airtight homes. Our ventilation systems work hand-in-hand with our heat pump systems to improve home comfort and efficiency.
If you’re planning to build a home, make sure your new home will have proper whole-home ventilation to ensure better indoor air quality and overall home health. Our experts can help you determine the right ventilation solution for you.