Your HRV/ERV acts as the lungs of your home by letting fresh air in while sending stale air out.

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Make your home healthier

Don’t compromise on the air quality of your home. An HRV (heat recovery ventilator) or ERV (energy recovery ventilator) system by Cross Heating & Air Conditioning will provide your home with fresh air while reducing your exposure to the lingering effects of dust, volatile organic compounds (VOC), and other interior pollutants.

How does an HRV work?

An HRV works in two steps:

  1. It sucks out stale, humid air from your house. As the air passes through the HRV, it warms the plates of the heat exchanger.
  2. It introduces clean, fresh, outdoor air into your home. As the air passes through the HRV, it’s warmed by the heat previously stored in the plates of the heat exchanger.

This process continues cyclically, ensuring that your home is always filled with clean air.

Why you need an HRV

Every home needs an HRV air exchanger for the benefit of the home and the health of its occupants. Here’s why:

  • Keeps air fresh
  • Reduces harmful indoor pollutants
  • Reduces energy bills and energy consumption
  • Delivers a consistent climate in your home

HRV vs ERV: What’s the Difference?

The key difference between an HRV and an ERV is that an HRV transfers heat while an ERV transfers both heat and moisture. Both types of air exchangers allow the homeowner to control the air quality in their home (by replacing stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air) as opposed to relying on the often inadequate leaks in the home to provide ventilation.

How does an ERV Work?

An ERV works almost identically to an HRV but it includes an extra step:

It transfers some of the moisture from the outgoing air into the incoming air, helping keep the humidity in your home at a constant level.

Having an ERV will efficiently keep the humidity in your home down during the hot, humid summer months.


Manufacturers you can trust

Cross works with leading manufacturers of HRV air exchangers, including Life Breath and Vanee.

Combined with our uncompromising commitment to the highest quality service and installation, any HRV installed by Cross will provide years of comfort for your family.

Why Choose Cross?

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, you want to work with a company that you can trust and has a great reputation in your community and across the industry. That’s why Cross has made a commitment to excelling in the following areas to help serve you better:


We’re proud of our 5.0 rating on Google and a 4.6 rating on Facebook — it demonstrates the professionalism and knowledge of our exceptional team of technicians.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We work hard to ensure that all our customers are 100% satisfied with the quality of service they receive from our team. It’s our guarantee!


We’ve been serving Southwestern Ontario with quality HVAC services since 1987. The Cross Heating brand is associated with quality: from our installs to our repairs to our customer service.

Our People

You can count on our highly-skilled technicians and installers, knowledgeable sales team, and friendly office staff to ensure that you are an informed and satisfied customer.


We sell equipment from well-established and reputable manufacturers. We have the right equipment and best solutions available, so you never have to compromise on comfort, price, or reliability.

Tools & Training

We continually invest in our team to ensure that they have the specialized tools they need to do their job. Our employee training ensures that everyone that works for Cross Heating is always learning and improving their ability to repair and install your HVAC and water equipment.


We are members of HRAI, BIA, Chamber of Commerce, and the College Program Advisory committee. We believe it’s important to strongly support the HVAC industry, local businesses, and area schools to ensure that everyone in our community prospers.


We believe in volunteering and sponsoring community groups and teams. Giving back in our communities provides others with opportunities to help our community flourish.

If you’re looking for an HRV air exchanger in Elmira, Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Stratford, Listowel, Hanover, Kincardine, and nearby areas, we’re here to help!

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