Professional renovators know that the various parts of your home must work together as a system to create a comfortable, durable and energy-efficient living environment.
“House As a System” thinking is important when planning a renovation, because changes you make to one part of your home can affect other parts.
For instance, replacing older windows and sealing air leaks will reduce “accidental” ventilation and cold drafts – a good thing. But additional ventilation may be needed to keep indoor air fresh and healthy. The use of a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) offers an effective way to achieve this, while keeping heating costs down.