Balanced ventilation

Balanced ventilation

Mechanical ventilation system in which separate, balanced fans exhaust stale indoor air and bring in fresh outdoor air in equal amounts; often includes heat recovery or heat and moisture recovery.
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BROAN - BROAN[R] is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors.
This study of two nearly identical houses under baseline conditions and under operation of four different mechanical whole-building ventilation systems found that Exhaust ventilation operation showed higher concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other Top 20 VOCs than did the supply and balanced ventilation systems.
Testing of exhaust ventilation from the master bathroom showed low uniformity of outdoor air exchange among the living space zones compared to the supply and balanced ventilation systems.
Attached garages mean you had better install balanced ventilation systems or supply ventilation systems in houses and call it a day.
HeatBox's 'air handling unit' is a balanced ventilation system which extracts damp, stale air from the home and replaces it with fresh, clean, filtered air which is run through a heat exchanger.
Experimental analysis of an air-to-air heat recovery unit for balanced ventilation systems in residential buildings.
Most R-2000 builders use a heat recovery ventilator, or HRV, to provide continuous balanced ventilation.
It works as part of a balanced ventilation system providing cool fresh air through a carefully designed ventilation system which directs the cooled air through the building to the areas where it is needed most whilst expelling the hot air through open doors or extract fans.
As if that weren't enough, too-tight houses often have improperly balanced ventilation systems.
In areas where radon is likely to be a problem, most experts encourage builders to insulate well and install a balanced ventilation system.