Marsik, who teaches in the building, says students can measure the walls and calculate the expected R-value based on the insulation and also get into the crawlspace to see how the heat-recovery ventilator
Highlights of some of the homes built by Monkhouse include ah insulated concrete form foundation, triple-glazed windows, under-slab insulation, a heat-recovery ventilator
, and solar-ready infrastructure.
Still, having the equivalent of a gaping hole isn't the best way to achieve that, so we discussed options for addressing the leakage without sacrificing fresh air: improve insulation; install a heat-recovery ventilator
(which removes indoor air, takes fresh air from the outside, and filters it in); and install an air filter to take particles out without bringing fresh air in.
The house also has a heat-recovery ventilator
and a high-powered central vac.
For instance, you could install a heat-recovery ventilator
($ 1,000 and up) to bring in lots of fresh, dry air, without losing heat.
The more high-end solution is to put in a heat-recovery ventilator
A heat-recovery ventilator
mixes outside air with captured heat or cool air, so fresh air is provided without compromising energy efficiency.
So, in addition to caulking all joints and wrapping the shell with house wrap, EQC specified a heat-recovery ventilator
, which exhausts indoor air and brings in and dehumidifies fresh air from the outside.
If your home is very airtight (most homes aren't), you may want to install an air-to-air heat exchanger, also called a heat-recovery ventilator
In cold climates, I recommend heat-recovery ventilators
They can install heat-recovery ventilators
to bring fresh air inside and pump stale air outside.
Fresh-air ventilation systems such as heat-recovery ventilators
can be a beneficial addition for a healthier indoor environment.