Fresh Air Ventilation
What is a fresh air ventilation system?
Fresh air ventilation systems are connected to your existing HVAC system and are used to circulate the air within a structure. Installing a fresh air ventilation system usually goes hand in hand with air sealing a home or business.
After sealing off all drafts, cracks and gaps, a fresh air ventilation system can be installed to circulate clean outside air into the structure. Fresh air ventilation is also important in buildings that have been insulated with spray foam. Spray foam naturally acts as an air seal and allowing the proper amount of air flow into the home or business keeps the environment healthy.
How does installing a fresh air ventilation system prevent COVID-19?
Proper ventilation plays an essential role in COVID-19 prevention in homes, schools, business, and any other establishment where gatherings occur. Allowing ventilated outside air into a structure minimizes the number of airborne pollutants such as pollen, mold, dirt, and viruses. Circulating air and letting a building breathe, and limiting unwanted air leakage between indoor spaces, removes viruses from the air.
Opening windows or door allows air circulation into a building but may not be the best solution on a hot day when the air conditioning is running or on a cold day when the heater is on. Fresh air ventilation works with the HVAC system of a structure and allows fresh air intake all year long without affecting the temperature of the building.
What is the difference between fresh air ventilation, air filtration, and air purification?
While a fresh air ventilation eliminates air pollutants and viruses by circulating fresh air into the structure, air filtration and purification can always be added to the HVAC system for enhanced health protection.
Fresh Air Ventilation brings in fresh air from outside and circulates it throughout the building with the use of the existing HVAC system.
- Balanced Ventilation System: outside air is delivered by the use of fans into the home at the same rate at which it is exiting while maintaining a stable air pressure level.
- Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV): draws humid inside air from bathroom vents outside while simultaneously drawing outside air into the home. The two airstreams cross paths and a heat transfer is conducted between the inside and outside air which regulates air temperature without using energy or changing the temperature of the home.
- Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV): during warmer seasons the ERV ventilation system reduces humidity while cooling air and during colder seasons the ERV ventilation system increases humidity and heats the air.
Does my home need fresh air ventilation?
Often times homeowners or business owners are unaware of poor air quality within the building. A few tell-tale signs that a structure needs fresh air ventilation include:
Why choose Rockford Insulation Pros for fresh air ventilation system installation?
Rockford Insulation Pros offers a free consultation and estimate on the installation of fresh air ventilation systems. These are an effective way to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus as well as any other air pollutants. Contact our company and see how a fresh air ventilation system can improve your air quality and health today!
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