|In the winter, fresh air is cold air. And your home and businesses are built to keep the cold air out. But you can keep the air inside fresh year-round and conserve energy at the same time with the use of a heat-recovery air exchanger, also called an air-to-air heat exchanger.
An average home should have at least .35 air changes per hour (ACH) Newer, high-efficiency homes generally have ACH of less that .35, with many as low as .05, which leads to poor air quality and consequent health conditions such a headaches and allergies.
In addition to providing a fresh air supply, the air exchangers used in Faganel Builders Millennium III® Green homes help reduce allergens and unhealthy indoor air pollutants such as radon and smoke. Heat-recovery air exchangers capture up to 85 percent of the heat from indoor air and transfer it to the fresh incoming air before exhausting.