Energy Recovery Ventilation
As homes and commercial buildings have become more airtight, the need for ventilation has become increasingly RenewAire is uniquely qualified to provide this critical indoor component.important. RenewAire is uniquely qualified to provide this critical indoor component. Unlike ordinary systems, RenewAire handles both exhaust and fresh airstreams while also moderating temperature extremes and humidity both in summer and winter, and removing excess carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and other gaseous pollutants. Other factors that enable RenewAire to deliver greater comfort, healthier living/working conditions, and superior energy efficiency include:
A RenewAire ERV ventilation system is based upon a simple principal - bring equal amounts of healthier, fresh air into a building while exhausting the same amount out, and do this in the best energy efficient manner as possible.This "balanced" approach maintains the building under "neutral" or balanced pressure, avoiding driving humidity into the building through building voids in the summer or pulling cold air into the building in the winter through the same mechanism.This equal "in" verses "out" can be accomplished with simple fans.However, why simply throw out the warmed / humidified or cooled / dehumidified air that took so much energy to condition to indoor comfort levels?This is where the remarkable RenewAire static plate energy exchanger comes into play.
A Whole Healthier Home Approach
The RenewAire static plate, air-to-air exchanger transfers both heat and water vapor into or out of the incoming fresh outdoor air, moderating winter/summer temperature and humidity extremes year-round for maximum indoor living comfort at substantial energy savings.Rather than simply bringing in raw outdoor air, as in a fan only ventilation system, its advanced hydroscopic resin plates transfer both heat and water vapor from the exhaust air to precondition the ventilation air using the available energy in the exhaust air leaving the building.During summer, hot/humid ventilation air is pre-conditioned using the relatively cool / dry exhaust air.During winter, ventilation air is pre-heated / humidified using the relatively warmer / wetter exhaust air.This is all accomplished passively.Advantages over a fan only ventilation system is that the use of this exchanger substantially reduces air conditioning and heating energy costs on an ongoing basis while reducing the size of heating and cooling equipment required to condition ventilation air in new construction or replacement situations.