Ecohome Tip for Spring (and Summer)


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Spring is here so its time to open your windows to get some of that fresh air.  By the end of winter, indoor air can become 500 times as polluted than outdoor air.  Of course, for those of us who suffer from spring allergies, the spring air is a mixed blessing.  However, there is one way of getting fresh air in your house all year round without throwing your heat out the window.  You can buy something called a heat/energy recovery ventilato (sometimes called air ro air heat exchangers)  which will regularly pull in the outdoor air (minus any pollen or other pollutants) but use the heat of the outgoing air to heat the incoming air so you don’t lose heat.

It also works in reverse to save the coolness of the air in your home in the summer. Brilliant!

For more information, you can visit http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/hrv-or-erv

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