Skip navigation


Your Indianapolis Licensed HVAC Contractor


Your Indianapolis Licensed HVAC Contractor


Energy Recovery Ventilators in Indianapolis, IN

At Vital Heating & Air, we hear it all the time. “I want a new heating/air conditioning system. The one I have is so inefficient. It’s costing an arm and a leg. I just can’t justify buying a brand new system when…” Well, what if we told you that investing in a brand new HVAC system actually isn’t necessary? What if a relatively small upgrade to your system could unlock that efficiency you’re after?

Because that is exactly what we’re here to tell you today! The answer for many homeowners is using an energy recovery ventilator in Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding communities. An energy recovery ventilator is an ingenious device that can pay for itself in no time. And once it has, that is when the real energy savings start to shine.

Your Comfort is Vital! Contact the team at Vital Heating & Air today to schedule your indoor air quality services. 

Professional Installation and Service Is a Must

Working with indoor air quality professionals that understand your needs and the needs of your home will get you results. Trying to upgrade your HVAC system with this type of equipment yourself? Yeah, not so much. And with our technicians waiting to take your call, why would you turn anywhere else? We are so passionate about making our customers happy that we even offer our 100% Happiness Guarantee!

Want a new energy recovery ventilator installed, but not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll help you find the unit that best suits your existing equipment and your needs. Think that your device is failing, as you’ve noticed energy bills back on the rise?  Just let us know. We’ll investigate thoroughly and complete any ERV repairs that you might need. Maintenance needs are minimal, but we’ll evaluate your energy recovery ventilator during annual HVAC maintenance tune-ups, too.

An ERV? What’s That?

An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, is a mechanical ventilation device. Rather than just exchanging air, however, and ERV exchanges thermal energy. It accomplishes this through the use of a simple heat exchanger. What exactly does this mean for you?

  • Winter. You’re running your heater. The air in your home would be getting very stale by now. But your ERV is exchanging heated air from inside your house with cold air from outside your house. Before it brings that air in, it pre-warms that air with the heat from the outgoing air.  

  • Summer. You’re running your AC. The air in your home would be super dry and uncomfortable by now. But your ERV is exchanging cooled air from inside your house with hot air from outside your house. Before it sends that cool air out, though, heat from the incoming air is transferred to it, pre-cooling it.

The beauty of this is plain to see. You’re literally recovering the energy that you’ve used to heat or cool your home, even as you bring fresh air in. Throw in the fact that an ERV can balance humidity as well, and you’re talking about great air quality paired with incredible efficiency.