Arizona isn’t exactly a cold state overall. In fact, it’s one of the hottest. However, residents of the Grand Canyon State can vouch for the fact that the region does see temperatures reach average lows in the 40s and 50s in some areas.
Also, there are some high-elevation towns that can get quite cold during the winter. For example, many people don’t know that the coldest temperature ever recorded in Arizona was –40 °F (yes, that’s negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit) at Hawley Lake on January 7th, 1971.
The point is, the average Arizonan home does encounter the need for indoor heating at some point in the year. Home heat recovery systems (HHRS) are becoming popular in every state, but here are a few reasons why homeowners in Arizona have been gravitating towards this burgeoning technology:
1. Improving Indoor Air Quality
The main benefit of installing a home heat recovery system in any climate is that it lets you extract stale air from your home while capturing the heat that would usually escape in the process. Since most people weatherise and seal their homes during the winter, which includes closing all vents and windows, air becomes trapped and stagnates. Air that has already been breathed in and exhaled has higher levels of Co2 and lower levels of oxygen than fresh air. According to BPC Ventilation – one of the UK’s leading providers of home heat recovery systems – stagnant air also contains more accumulated dust particles and other types of indoor air pollutants.
2. Accommodating Newly Constructed Homes
Home heat recovery systems have become a new standard in the construction industry during the past 5 years, and that adoption is expected to increase exponentially. In 2018 alone, there were more than 14,000 new jobs created in Arizona’s construction industry. With the construction industry booming in Arizona and residential construction projects on the rise, there will be hundreds of thousands of new homes that will be installing new heating systems in the next 5 years.
3. Ventilation with Minimal Heat Loss
The bottom line is that home heat recovery systems and ventilators give homeowners the ability to enjoy optimal ventilation without wasting electricity or heat because warmth is captured from the exhaust and then used to heat the supply of incoming fresh air. This is obviously vastly superior to the conventional approach of allowing all of the heat to escape along with the vented air. Since adding an HHRS simply makes more sense than using an old-fashioned standalone heating system, it’s inevitable that more contractors and homeowners are going to continue adopting this technology.
When Does a Home Need an HHRS?
Any home that has a regular or seasonal need for heating can benefit from the installation of an HHRS because of the benefits mentioned above. Ultimately, home heat recovery systems are setting a new standard for air quality in heat indoor environments. As such, any homeowner who wants to make sure their property is using cutting-edge technology should consider having an HHRS installed.