Every home contains a certain amount of unhealthy gases from a variety of sources building materials, the earth under your home, your heating and cooling system, and even people, who breathe out carbon dioxide.
While todays energy-efficient homes do a great job of keeping heated or cooled air in, they also seal in stale, recirculated air. A ventilating system solves the problem of stale air by bringing fresh air into tightly constructed homes without wasting precious energy. HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATORS recover heat energy during the heating season; ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATORS recover both heating and cooling energy year-round.
Making a ventilator part of your home comfort system is like being able
to open a window in every room even on the hottest or coldest days...without
the drafts, the humidity or the high energy costs. Its literally a breath
of fresh air.
Here's How They Work
Fresh air is drawn through a pre-filter and into the core. Heating or cooling is transferred into the fresh air which is then distributed throughout the home. Indoor air stays heated or cooled while stale air and humidity, particularly from areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, are exhausted.
Mt. Vernon ventilators are controlled by a convenient
wall-mounted control unit, and have three comfort
- The recirculation mode recycles indoor air continuously and exchanges air only when humidity exceeds the desired level. This setting allows homeowners with baseboard heat to enjoy the advantages of a forced-air heating system.
- The continuous mode, replaces indoor air with fresh outdoor air 24 hours a day.
- The intermittent mode provides the greatest economy, with the unit turning on only when humidity levels exceed the desired level.