New homes and remodelled homes are sealed off from the outside air much more effectively than many older housing developments in the name of improving efficiency. These new homes often suffer from a side effect of better insulation from the outdoors: stale air. Symptoms of stale air include shortness of breath, general malaise, or even simply "just not feeling right", and are caused by a buildup of carbon dioxide and other pollutants that would otherwise be naturally vented out of older, draftier homes. Unfortunately, increasing ventilation often means sacrificing efficiency, increasing energy costs. But what if you could have both? Venmar recovery ventilators allow you to have just that.
Polypropylene Heat Exchanger Core
The polypropylene heat exchanger core in Venmar HRVs brings fresh air into your home from the outdoors, pre-conditioning it with the heat energy in the stale air it expels from your home. The end result is a home that is both efficient and well ventilated, keeping you and your family feeling fresh.
Expels Excess Moisture
In colder climates, where HRVs are ideally suited, an HRV will also function as a dehumidifier. Excess moisture in your home's air is vented to the outdoors, keeping basements dry and potential mold and mildew growth to a minimum.
Recirculation Defrost Cycle
Venmar Constructo units occasionally need to defrost their internal core due to condensation buildup on the heat exchanger surfaces. A separate operation mode is included for this purpose which circulates warm air from your home throughout the unit, melting any frozen condensate in the process.
Equalizes Indoor and Outdoor Pressure
A less well known side effect of a well insulated home is unequal air pressure inside and outside of your home. Both negative and positive air pressure have negative consequences and can lead to increased energy costs and mold growth. Venmar's recovery ventilators solve this problem as well, allowing the air inside your home to exchange naturally with the outside air, easily balancing the pressure difference.