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Air Ventilation

At Haley Mechanical, we know many Dexter and Ann Arbor homeowners don’t realize what air ventilation is when it comes to indoor air quality, or why it is so important.  Basically, air ventilation is the displacing of polluted indoor air and the replacement of that air with fresh air.  Circulation of air to replace air containing contaminants, allergens, or other airborne particles can be accomplished using mechanical equipment or systems, which we will discuss below.

Indoor air becomes stale without circulation.  Considering the allergens, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, and other particles that may be invisible but float around in the air inside your home, the very air you breathe could contribute to allergies, sinus problems, asthma, and other respiratory or health issues.  Regardless of how clean your home is, you cannot eliminate pollutants in the air without the assistance of products designed for air ventilation and your HVAC system.

Healthy Climate® HRV (heat-recovery ventilator)

Healthy Climate® HRV (heat-recovery ventilator), a system that is ideal for natural ventilation during winter months.  The Healthy Climate® HRV systems works by collecting the heat indoors and transferring it to the fresh air coming into your home from outdoors.  Effective for controlling condensation in winter months, this system is recommended for homes that are “tightly” constructed or that have spray-foam insulation which while helping conserve energy, results in indoor air that is stale, stuffy, or even contaminated.  As with all Lennox r indoor air quality solutions, the Healthy Climate® HRV provides fresh, clean air without producing ozone.  Capable of ventilating up to 4,200 square feet, this system offers a 5-year limited warranty on covered components and is compatible with all HVAC systems.  Optional accessories include digital and programmable wall controls and timers.

Healthy Climate® ERV (energy-recovery ventilator)

Healthy Climate® ERV (energy-recovery ventilator) works during the summer and winter seasons, providing you fresh indoor air without opening up a window which can not only make you uncomfortable, but invites allergens, pollen, and other contaminants in.  Perfect in warm, humid climates, the Healthy Climate® ERV transfers heat and moisture from the fresh air coming into your home to the outgoing air stream.  No energy is wasted throughout the process, which means you will enjoy healthier, fresher indoor air without increased energy costs.  Capable of ventilating up to 3,300 square feet, this system is compatible with all HVAC systems and offers a 5-year limited warranty on covered components.  Optional accessories available include programmable and digital wall controls and timers.

Today’s homes are built in a way that make them far more energy efficient, however this results in indoor air that is more polluted than in older homes that were not so tight or well-insulated.  Thankfully, air ventilation technology makes it possible to enjoy both an energy efficient home AND fresher, cleaner air that’s healthier for your family.  There are all kinds of portable air cleaners and air filtration devices you can buy that supposedly work to clean the air in the immediate area or small space around you, however the efficiency and effectiveness of these products is questionable.

To learn more about air ventilation and the fine Lennox® products we offer, contact Haley Mechanical today.  When it comes to our southeast Michigan customers, we believe in providing proven, trusted, and effective solutions you can rely on. Clean, fresh air is a must for the health of your entire family.

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