ERV offers balanced ventilation solution for new, existing apartments, homes
Zehnder America has made the North American unveiling of its ComfoAir 70 Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), which is specifically designed for retrofitting apartments and houses, according to a press release.
The unit’s development comes as homes are being more tightly built than ever to prevent air leakage and promote energy efficiency. High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
The ComfoAir 70 ERV system offers a balanced ventilation solution by exhausting stale, moist or polluted air and constantly exchanging it with fresh, filtered air. The compact ventilation unit is mounted in the living space of the home on an exterior wall, with no renovation required. Its quiet operation and tidy appearance have made it popular with homeowners and tenants alike in the European market since its initial release a couple of years ago.
The ComfoAir 70 ERV system was designed to boost indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency. In winter, the ERV transfers heat from the exhaust air to the intake air, conserving energy. In summer, excess heat and humidity in the incoming air is transferred to the exhaust air. The installation process for the ComfoAir 70 is simple with only one penetration through an exterior wall.
The demand for healthy indoor air has grown in recent years, as the link between common health ailments and indoor air quality has become increasingly clear. In particular, many people wish to retrofit their homes with balanced ventilation systems that supplying fresh, filtered air and exhaust odors, particles, pollutants, and excess humidity, according to the press release.
This is especially beneficial because excess humidity can cause mold and mildew growth, which can impact occupant health. The filter on the ComfoAir 70 can remove many airborne pollutants and common allergens including dust, pollen, and pet dander.
System installation can be customized depending on the layout of the home and its ventilation needs. The ComfoAir 70 exhausts and supplies air directly, or the ERV can connect to the kitchen or bathroom using flexible ductwork.
Topics: Architectural Firms, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Healthy & Comfortable Buildings, HVAC - Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Interiors, Multifamily / Multiunit Residential, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, Ventilation
Companies: Zehnder America