Maximizing efficiency of our HVAC
I live in a space where the weather is a year round problem.
The people I was with and I deal with sub zero uneven temperatures, feet of snow and ungodly windchill in the winter.
During the summer, the temperature shoots up into the high eighties with excessive humidity. Fall and Springtime can bring anything from intense heat to constant rain. Because of the demands of the weather, I switch between running the furnace and relying on the air conditioner. I’m cheerful when there’s an opportunity to go separate from heating and cooling, save some money on energy bills and open the windows. To keep costs to a minimum, I’ve taken all sorts of precautions to prevent energy waste. My new home has brand new, triple pane, Energy star rated windows that I have carefully caulked around. Every exterior door has been weatherstripped. The walls, ceiling and attic are officially insulated and I’ve installed ceiling fans in the main rooms. I’ve managed to create an undoubtedly airslender home, which reduces the workload of the furnace and air conditioner. However, I’ve also eliminated essential ventilation. Dust, dander and other contaminants become trapped in the house, circulated by the Heating and Air Conditioning method and breathed by our family. The air can start to smell stale and musty. Moisture becomes a concern in the summertime and overly dry air is a concern in the winter. The solution to all of these drawbacks is a heat salvage ventilation system. The ventilator installed right into the heating/cooling equipment and operates all morning, every morning, all year round. It introduces fresh outside air into the new home separate from energy waste. It absolutely makes use of the stale outgoing air to preheat the incoming air during the winter. The new home stays cleaner and fresher. Plus, there’s less issue with humidity in the summer, which reduces strain on the air conditioner.