Benny Saroukhani
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Fresh air vent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franco Oyuela Oct 29. 14 Replies

One of my builders have decided to add fresh air vent to his houses. Houses are in Oklahoma with high moisture content air and hot/warm summer weather. Is this going to cause moisture problem in the…Continue

 

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Franco Oyuela replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"A heat pump is a device that takes heat from one source and moves it to another location through electric or mechanical means. Heat pumps may be used either to heat or cool. The main advantages of mini split heat pump are their small size and…"
Oct 29
John White replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"A balanced ventilation system usually has two fans and two piping systems. Fresh air supply and exhaust valves can be installed in all rooms, but a balanced ventilation system is designed to provide fresh air to rooms and living rooms where…"
Sep 10
Benny Saroukhani replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Thank you so much"
Sep 7
David Eakin replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"IAQ is much more than temperature, humidity levels and observed odors. What long-term, measured evidence led this builder to come to this "solution"? Indeed, what long-term, measured evidence leads any IAQ professional to…"
Sep 7
David Eakin replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"IAQ is much more than temperature, humidity levels and observed odors. What long-term, measured evidence led this builder to come to this "solution"? Indeed, what long-term, measured evidence leads any IAQ professional to…"
Sep 7
Luke Langhals replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"David, I'm not sure I can agree with the idea that an ERV operating continuously will distribute moisture from periods of showering in any quantity that would lead to an interior moisture issue. Generally, most ERV systems are pulling air from…"
Sep 6
David Butler replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Luke wrote: > (ERV)  "...extract independently from bathrooms... allows you to eliminate energy wasting bathroom fans." It's not a good idea to rely on an ERV as primary exhaust for high-use bathrooms. By design, the ERV will…"
Aug 31
David Butler replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"It's certainly possibly to connect an HRV/ERV to a furnace or A/C duct system and make it work. The installation guide specifies a certain distance to space the connections from the blower to minimize interference, although the potential for…"
Aug 31
Luke Langhals replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"David is absolutely correct that ERV systems independent of the furnace fan will always perform better. Best case scenario for efficient fresh air -- installing the HRV/ERV to extract independently from bathrooms and the kitchen. While…"
Aug 31
David Butler replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Allow me to add to what's already been said. Typically I recommend an ERV or HRV for ventilation, depending on climate and other factors. Either will bring incoming air temperature closer to inside air, but the ERV also reduces moisture content…"
Aug 30
Benny Saroukhani replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Sorry I meant thank you Luke"
Aug 30
Benny Saroukhani replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Sean Thank you so much, great information Benny"
Aug 30
Luke Langhals replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"The amount of CFM pulled through that fresh air duct will be completely unconditioned. Obviously adding that amount of load to the A/C and Furnace. Let's assume it is 50-80 CFM of unconditioned air coming into the return whenever the central…"
Aug 30
Benny Saroukhani replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Sean Thank you for getting back with me The vent is 4x4 inch connected to the return air duct. I look at the equipment page in 15.7 version but couldn’t find anything about the vent. Can you please help? Thanks again"
Aug 30
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Primer on ventilation options - pros & cons: http://thehtrc.com/2013/bs4d-ventilation-strategies  As for rem-rate they have a ventilation area where you put in whatever mechanical system you are using for it or are we just talking…"
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At 12:52am on December 2, 2015, Diane Chojnowski said…

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