Fresh Air Exchanger

Fresh air exchangers or heat recovery ventilators bring in fresh air outside of a room and replaces the stale sitting air inside. The air exchanger carries out this feat via a heat exchanger which is being warmed before released in to the room. As a result, fresh air exchangers not only freshens up the air inside, it actually saves money on heating costs as well – since the already stale warm air heats up the fresh air before being released outside.

The air streams however, aren’t mixed as they pass through and are transferred from opposite directions of the air exchanger core. The heat from the outgoing air is transferred to the incoming air while at the core, and the temperature inside the home can remain constant for a long time. Fresh air exchangers are normally so efficient that the temperature inside a home can remain stable as long as these units are left operating, which means a house can remain hot in the winter or heating seasons while a comfortable lower temperature can be attained in the summer.

The pollutants in the outside air are filtered via a filtering system installed within the air exchanger. Thus the filters actually help to keep any debris out of the fresh air exchangers and actually clean the air as well. The filter must be regularly cleaned and should be replaced within a month of usage. Especially during the heating seasons, the filters should be constantly checked and recommended to be changed every month – month and a half at most. Plugged filters undermine the performance of the fresh air exchangers and can eventually damage the unit when used for a prolonged period of time. Although there are some companies that produce long life filters, and recommends to be changed every 3-6 months depending on usage, it is always safe to check and clean the filters every week to ensure sustainable performance of the unit.

Clean air is very important for healthy living, and it goes as an understatement that the fresh air exchangers work in making houses healthier. Air is a major carrier of viruses and diseases, and fresh air exchangers’ work very well is keeping those air borne diseases out. Fresh air exchangers also work in removing the mouldy stale air inside the house, and in the case of trapped mildew filled air in the case of bathrooms, fresh air exchangers can help in keeping the moistures finely balanced with the help of the inbuilt exhaust fans.

Stale air inside houses is unhealthy and can cause a host of problems for the dwellers. Aside the discomfort of the stale air, they can also cause itching, allergies, trigger asthma attacks, causing breathing difficulties, fatigue, headaches, runny nose with water eyes and difficulties in breathing. As a result, proper ventilation must be assured for a healthy indoor air, and fresh air exchangers does that exactly.

Fresh air exchangers also known as heat recovery ventilators and are essential for healthy living. The contaminated free air that it draws from the outside replacing with the oxygen laden air enables a family to live eradicating all the effects of the stale air. Fresh air exchangers are also a huge value for the buck since it can replicate the functionalities of a dehumidifier, an air purifier unit and still ensure a constant flow of fresh air inside a room.

Fresh air exchangers can reduce energy costs to a great extent, and also keep the air clean and healthy. They preheat incoming air during the winter seasons, and pre cools the incoming air during the summer, while keeping the temperature constant inside the rooms. Such a multipurpose product should be regarded very highly when a green, healthy and cost effective motive is being sought.

This Fresh Air Exchanger Review is Written/Updated on May 3rd, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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