Des Moines Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)

Get Indoor Fresh Air, Anytime of the Year

Today’s energy-efficient homes trap stale air indoors causing poor air quality and potential health problems for you and your family. Lifebreath units work to remove stale indoor air and replace it with fresh outdoor, helping to prevent moisture build-up, mold, and rot.

Lifebreath Residential HRVs are the best choice for ventilating homes or workplaces. These units are designed to provide fresh air into the building while exhausting an equal amount of stale air to the outside. During the heating season, Lifebreaths heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) replace stale air with fresh air throughout homes and businesses, helping prevent moisture build-up, toxic mold, and rot.

What is a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)?

How does a heat recovery ventilator work?

An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is an air to air energy exchanger found in modern, energy-efficient homes. Due to the tight construction of new homes, your home can no longer “breathe” on its own. An ERV or HRV allows for fresh air exchange by exhausting stale indoor air and supplying an equal volume of fresh air from outside, ensuring high-quality indoor air year-round.

An HRV will transfer a high percentage of heat to the cooler air stream lessening the load on your heating and cooling appliances. HRV’s can help mitigate high indoor humidity during the cooler winter months of the year by exchanging the humid indoor air with the drier air from outside.

An ERV will transfer a high percentage of heat as well as moisture, to the cooler, drier air stream lessening the load on your heating and cooling appliances. Ideal for environments with high outdoor humidity and a drier indoor environment.

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FAQ's for Des Moines Heat Recovery Ventilators

What is an HRV (heat recovery ventilator)?

An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is an air to air energy exchanger found in modern, energy-efficient homes. Due to the tight construction of new homes, your home can no longer “breathe” on its own. An ERV or HRV allows for fresh air exchange by exhausting stale indoor air and supplying an equal volume of fresh air from outside, ensuring high-quality indoor air year-round.

Why should I put an HRV in my house?

Today’s energy-efficient homes trap stale air indoors causing poor air quality and potential health problems for you and your family. Lifebreath units work to remove stale indoor air and replace it with fresh outdoor, helping to prevent moisture build-up, mold, and rot.

Can I use my HRV during the summer?

Yes, Lifebreath HRVs are designed to be used for energy-efficient fresh air/ventilation all year-round.

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Real Customer Testimonials

Bobbi Fox-Klett
Bobbi Fox-Klett
Customer

Great service right from Jackie answering my call to Rory the technician! My appointment was from 2 to 4 but, Rory was here 2 hours early and that was very appropriate considering it was 83 degrees in my house! Rory explained the situation and what was needed for a fix! Very professional and personable!! Highly recommended

Heidi C
Heidi C
Customer

Wow! phenomenal customer service from Jackie on the phone, Lee, and the install professionals! I'm so glad I heard about this place. Had a new AC unit and furnace install. I called on a Monday and Tuesday they came out and quoted a great honest price. 2 weeks later they show up on time and work extremely hard and efficiently. I have already started recommending this company!

Angela Sadler
Angela Sadler
Customer

Lee Rose is a genius with a boiler and I have used his expertise for 16 years or more. He was the third repair guy I tried. It’s super hard to find someone to work on a residential boiler, let alone someone who can actually fix it! He has provided us with beyond excellent service through the years. He always responds quickly when I need something. Thanks for being a company I can count on, Lee!

Erron Wright
Erron Wright
Customer

I can't recommend Des Moines Comfort enough. The level of customer service was phenomenal! Thank you so much!! We will be using Des Moines Comfort for any future needs going forward, and you should too.

Todd Allen
Todd Allen
Customer

Rory was very professional and top-notch! Very knowledgeable with the task at hand!!! Would recommend to others no problem!!! Thanks for the great job!

Cade Kelly
Cade Kelly
Customer

Jeff with Des Moines comfort showed up quickly and evaluated the problem. He was a clean-cut, nice guy. He had my air conditioning up and running in 15 minutes. I have always been pleased with every interaction I have with this company. I recommend them with full confidence that you will be as satisfied as I am.

Dana Chalmers
Dana Chalmers
Customer

Des Moines Comfort has been servicing my equipment for years. The maintenance package was a smart decision. They come out twice a year. I had an appointment yesterday, Jeff was early and I wasn’t home yet. I told him how to get in, he even took the dog out!!
Thanks!

Nate Porter
Nate Porter
Customer

Des Moines Comfort is a great company!! Their technicians are very professional and knowledgeable. They replaced an AC coil for us and it works great! They showed up exactly when they said they’d be here and even sent notice when they were in route. The technician even put up with our 2 little kids bugging him and answered all their little questions. Highly recommend DSM Comfort!

David Owens
David Owens
Customer

We have used DesMoines Comfort service plan with a check up in the spring and in the fall. He service techs especially Rory are very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. With this service plan we are comfortable knowing our heating and cooling system is ready for the coming season. Also, we are assured if a service need would come up that Des Moines Comfort we be able to meet any needs promptly with expert technicians. Thanks for you great service.

LeaAnn Carlson
LeaAnn Carlson
Customer
Rory did an awesome job! Quick and efficient and did a good job! Outstanding on communication from start to finish! I would highly recommend!
Kate Raun
Kate Raun
Customer
My geothermal was straining to evenly cool my old house. The Des Moines Comfort team suggested an improvement without replacing. Installed and totally works.
David Reyes
David Reyes
Customer
Jeff, the technician was very professional and did a thorough diagnostic check of my A/C unit and explained my options for repair or replacement of the unit. I recommend Des Moines Comfort as your first call when you have issues with your air conditioner.
 
 
Josh Wiebel
Josh Wiebel
Customer

Extremely polite and informative! Fixed the problem for now as we have a semi-old system! Hopefully, it holds up for another couple of years. If not we will definitely be calling back!

Alyse Mikolas
Alyse Mikolas
Customer
Excellent service, great first experience! Would highly recommend and will be calling Des Moines Comfort for future needs.
Steph Zeller
Steph Zeller
Customer

I can’t say enough about the Des Moines comfort team. They were professional, responsive, and caring since the first call. They sent a worker out first thing in the morning with a picture of who would be arriving and when. They did great work and left the work area very clean. I would highly recommend them for all HVAC needs.

Rachelle Dawson
Rachelle Dawson
Customer

We have used Des Moines Comfort for years and they provide the best service with professionalism and reliability. We highly recommend!!

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